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Hawthorn Lavalle Berries
Lavallei is a small, sturdy hawthorn with a dense network of branches forming a rounded canopy that can reach 6 m (20 ft) in height. The glossy green leaves are the perfect backdrop for the abundance of beautiful white flowers in May and also last well into winter when they darken and contrast with the orange-red berries. These berries often last until spring. It is a similar tree to Crataegus crus-galli but it has far fewer thorns and the leaves stay longer.
Crataegus Lavallei Photos
It will tolerate exposure such as high elevations and coastal areas. Soil type is not important as long as there is good drainage. It is a good choice as a protective tree for summer and fall.
Named after French botanist Pierre Alphonse Martin Lavallée (1836-1884). It is a hybrid between the frostthorn, Crataegus crus-galli, and a Mexican species called Crataegus stipulacea.
Crataegus x lavellei has no particular size requirements. The broad, spreading crown looks great with a tall clear stem, or if you prefer and have space, with a shorter clear stem. Train as standard, removing low side offshoots accordingly. Other than the removal of severely crossed or damaged stems, an established tree will require little maintenance. It will respond well to pruning if needed, and can be trimmed after flowering.
What time of year is it best to prune? Prune in winter or prune lightly in spring after flowering.
Branches With Red Fruits Of The Hybrid Cockspurthorn Or Lavalle Hawthorn Tree (crataegus X Lavallei ‘carrierei’) Against A Clear Blue Sky, Decorative Plant Also In Autumn And Winter, Copy Space Stock Photo,
For the healthy and continued growth of your trees, shrubs or hedges, it is essential that you follow the advice below.
The main reason plants die within 12 months of planting is lack of water. It is essential, throughout the spring and summer, to water sufficiently abundantly to allow water to penetrate to the level of the deepest roots of the tree. In hot, dry weather, give the equivalent of 2 buckets every three days.
One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass. When the trees first establish themselves, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are much more efficient at absorbing water and thus smothering the tree. It is essential that for at least 3 years after planting your tree or hedge has a one meter wide circle or strip completely free of grass.
If the trees are not properly fixed, they will topple over in the planting pit. Roots that are not firmly in contact with the ground are unable to absorb moisture and nutrients, resulting in dieback or death of the tree. Check, especially after windy weather, that the stakes are still firmly driven into the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm. The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots. Bending in the wind, higher on the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.
Crataegus Lavallei Carrierei Lavalle Hawthorn Hi Res Stock Photography And Images
Always use our recommended tree ties or straps. These are designed and made with just the right amount of give to hold the shaft firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens. Non-proprietary materials such as baler twine cut the bark and should not be used.
Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees. Ask us for advice on the most appropriate protection for your trees or hedges. Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees are about 20 feet tall but there is no protection available. The Arboretum was acquired by Pierre Alphonse Martin Lavelle in 1856. He was a 19th century botanist and horticulturist. It was he who continued the development of this hybrid that bears his name.
It will reach 15 to 30 feet tall with a dense rounded to irregular shape. It can also grow as a multi-stemmed shrub. White flowers appear in spring in clusters with a not-so-pleasant fragrance and are followed by red-orange berries in fall that persist into winter. The leaves have good bronze-red fall colors. The branches have thorns up to 2 inches long.
This variety will grow with a more erect and densely branched form than other varieties. Being multi-branched, it is sometimes grown as a tall shrub.
Cockspurthorn Images, Stock Photos & Vectors
Plant this tree in medium, well-drained soils in full sun to partial shade. It tolerates most soil types except wet soils and is drought tolerant once established. Use it as a small flowering shade tree or as a hedge or barrier. The thorns prevent it from being used in walkways or children’s areas.
Insects, diseases and other plant problems: Diseases are a problem with most hawthorns, although Lavelle Hawthorn has good resistance to rusts and fire blight. . Potential insect pests include aphids, borers, caterpillars, plant bugs, leaf miners, spider mites and scale insects.
Some call it a perfume, others a smell. This may be unpleasant for some, so placing this tree/shrub away from buildings is recommended.
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