Crataegus laevigata 'Plena' (d)
'Plena' is a rounded, deciduous thorny tree reaching a height of 8m. The oval green leaves are shallowly-lobed, up to 5cm long and turn yellow-red in autumn. This cultivar produces masses of double white flowers in late spring and early summer, followed by red berries in autumn
SynonymsCrataegus laevigata 'Flore Pleno'
Crataegus oxyacantha 'Alboplena'
see moreCrataegus oxyacantha 'Plena'
Crataegus alba 'Flore Pleno'
Crataegus laevigata 'Alboplena'
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height20–50 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Crataegus are deciduous trees and shrubs, usually with spiny branches, lobed or toothed leaves, and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by red or black fruits. Some have fine autumn colour
- Name status
How to grow
Grows well in most soils in sun or partial shade
Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- Low Maintenance
Generally trouble free
Generally trouble free but may be affected by a leaf spot and fireblight
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