Broad-leaved cockspur thorn ‘Prunifolia’ (Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia’)
Broad-leaved cockspur thorn ‘Prunifolia’ (Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia’) is a small tree that grows up to 8m tall and 10m wide.
It is an excellent deciduous tree, with a beautiful brown bark and long and dramatic thorns. It is cultivated mainly for the beauty of its dark green leaves that turn orange and red in autumn. This tree is part of our selection of the most beautiful trees for autumn.
At the beginning of summer, it produces dense tufts of white flowers followed by bunches of red, shiny and long lasting berries.
Plant profileCommon name: Broad-leaved cockspur thorn 'Prunifolia'
Scientific name: Crataegus persimilis ‘Prunifolia’
Plant type: Trees
Height: 3m - 8m
Spread: Wider than 8 metres
Foliage color: Green (spring), Green (summer), Orange (autumn), Red (autumn)
Flower color: White
Fruit color: Red
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial shade
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Moist but well drained, Well drained
Garden type: Informal Garden
Planting type: Low Maintenance
How to plant
It can be grown in full sun or partial shade and enjoys moist but well-drained soils.
Propagate through seeds or grafting.