About This Plant

‘Paul’s Scarlet’ (Red Thorn), scientifically known as Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’, is a cultivar of the Midland Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata). This deciduous shrub is known for its striking appearance. ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ features deeply lobed, serrated leaves and produces clusters of double, bright red flowers in late spring to early summer. These vibrant blossoms are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

The Story


The leaves of Crataegus laevigata ‘Paul’s Scarlet’ are characterized by their lobed and serrated structure. Each leaf is elliptical to obovate in shape, featuring a glossy dark green colouration. They are typically 2 to 4 centimetres long, creating a dense and lush foliage.


In the autumn, it may bear small red or blackish fruit called haws.
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