(Tansy-leaved Thorn) A slow growing species which originates from Asia Minor and Syria, Crataegus tanacetifolia is an almost thornless, mop-headed small tree with downy, silver-grey, dandelion-like leaves.
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A slow growing species which originates from Asia Minor and Syria, Crataegus tanacetifolia is an almost thornless, mop-headed small tree with downy, silver-grey, dandelion-like leaves. The leaves act as the perfect foil for its conspicuous creamy-white, lightly fragrant flowers in June.
These flowers are followed by yellow, suffused red, marble sized fruits which last long into winter. The fruit are edible, have a sweet apple-like flavour and can be used to make pies, preserves, etc.
Crataegus tanacetifolia is not for instant gratification but once established makes a very handsome garden tree!
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
- Habit: Small, rounded tree once established.
- Height: Eventually 5 m (16 ft) - 6 m (20 ft).
- Spread: 6 m (20 ft).
- Notes: Crataegus tanacetifolia is generally considered to be an easy to grow garden tree which does not really suffer from much in the way of pests or diseases.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun
- Mature Size
- Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Leaf Colour - Blue/Silver, Fruit - Ornamental, Rare and Unusual