Crataegus x lavalleei ‘Carrierei’ has broad and very dark green leaves. Glossy, almost evergreen looking, they produce a dense coverage which can last through to December, making them a useful tree for screening.
A tree with year-round interest, it has soft creamy white flowers which hang in clusters from around May and orange-red haws which appear later in the autumn time, often lasting right through winter. This lovely tree can also produce great autumn colour where temperatures drop early.
This small Hawthorn forms a mature tree that has a small and compact crown.
Like most Hawthorns, this is a tough contender, tolerant of most conditions including windy and coastal sites. It performs well on most soils, including very dry and wet conditions.
Mature height: 5-7m.