Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'

Broad-leaved Cockspur Thorn
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'

Originating from North America, this splendid garden specimen tree does not exceed 6m.  It has a very compact, rounded crown which is useful in any garden design and the thorns add to the overall dramatic effect.

The autumn colour this tree displays is very difficult to beat and is followed by bright red berries into the beginning of winter.  

Key Facts: 

Flowers:  Plentiful white umbels.

Fruit:  Numerous plump orange-red berries.

Leaves:  Shiny dark green broadly elliptical.

Autumn colour:  Brilliant yellow-red to red.

Ultimate height:  6m

Uses:  Very undemanding, it is great as a specimen tree which rewards with a flower, fruit and autumn display.