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Available after: 01/04/2019
Morden hawthorn. A hybrid form of hawthorn growing into a small and very hardy tree with a nicely rounded crown.
Accordingto Wikipedia, Crataegus × mordenensis is a hybrid that arose between two species in the genus Crataegus, namely Crataegus laevigata and Crataegus succulenta. This hybrid was first raised at the Agriculture Canada Plant Breeding Station in Morden, Manitoba, in 1935.
In time the branches will start to take a certain degree of 'weeping' habit. Leaves are glossy and deeply incised, whilst the masses of clustered small creamy-white flowers fade to pale pink most prettily. Small red fruit in autumn. Very tolerant of all sorts of soil conditions, climates and aspects, including full sun through to light shade, making a lovely small to medium sized ornamental tree.
Crataegus x mordenensis 'Toba' is fully hardy and will typically grow to a height of H:4-6m.