Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud™)

Trade name information:
Trade Name: Crimson Cloud™
Cultivar name: 'Superba'
Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 20-25 feet
Plant Spread: 10-25 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: red and pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Pollinators: Midges
Containers: Not suitable for containers


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Posted by Skiekitty (Denver Metro - Zone 5a) on Apr 14, 2014 12:44 PM

Not a strong tree. Have tried to grow this tree 3 different times in 3 different places and each time it died. Beautiful red flowers, but never seems to survive zone 5 winters here.

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