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Crataegus Paul's Scarlet Pleached Trees – available as root balled e.g. supplied without pot Crataegus Paul's Scarlet, a popular Hawthorn variety, is treasured for its showy foliage and eye-catching red blossom. In pleached tree form, this deciduous, ornamental tree looks even more decorative and striking than in its regular tree shape. Read our blog on Pleached Tree Care & How To Plant Pleached Trees
Our Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn Pleached tree are available as a root ball. This ensures safe transplanting of semi-mature plants and easy planting en masse, essential for creating above fence screening (also known as pleached or stilted hedging). Since it is already trained on bamboo frames over many years, Crataegus Paul's Scarlet Pleached trees have a formed square crown and bare, clear stem trunks.
Selected in 19th century in England, this variety Crataegus Laevigata Paul's Scarlet is fully hardy in the United Kingdom, and it is able to survive even the harshest winter temperatures with ease. Tough and highly decorative, this Hawthorn variety is the recipient of the Award of Garden Merit by Royal Horticultural Society. Extremely adaptable, Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn Pleached tree will grow in any moist soil. This cultivar won’t be bothered by sandy, clay or wet heavy soils, as it thrives almost anywhere. This variety of hawthorn can be successfully grown both in full sun and partial shade, in an exposed or sheltered location. This cultivar is also suitable for windy, coastal climate.
The lush, glossy foliage of Crataegus Paul's Scarlet Pleached trees lends itself well to pleached walks and hedges. In the spring, the deeply lobed, green leaves are contrasted by masses of scarlet pink, double flowers. After the flowering season, foliage turns to red and yellow tones, offering interest throughout autumn months.
Keeping Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn Pleached tree neat and in optimal shape won’t require much work. Once or twice a year remove straggly and unwanted shoots, or, if you want to keep some of the newly formed stems to enrich the crown, tie down the new growth to the frame. Keeping the young stems tied until they are mature ensures that they stay firmly inside the crown and don’t disturb the architectural shape of the pleached tree.
Paul’s Scarlet Hawthorn Pleached root balls should be planted at a distance of 2.5 to 4.5 metres. In case you want to create a pleached hedge or above fence screening that allows instant privacy, plant the trees with their frames abutting.