Hawthorn Hedging – Crataegus Monogyna


The Hawthorn, a native British species, is a symbol of natural heritage and pastoral beauty. This hardy shrub, known scientifically as Crataegus monogyna, is esteemed for its dense foliage, fragrant blossoms, and vibrant berries, making it an integral part of rural and urban landscapes alike.


Introduction: The Hawthorn, a native British species, is a symbol of natural heritage and pastoral beauty. This hardy shrub, known scientifically as Crataegus monogyna, is esteemed for its dense foliage, fragrant blossoms, and vibrant berries, making it an integral part of rural and urban landscapes alike.

The Allure of Hawthorn Blossoms: Come late spring, the Hawthorn is a sight to behold with its profusion of delicate white blossoms. These flowers, often tinged with pink, exude a subtle fragrance, enveloping the hedgerow in a sensory delight. This floral abundance not only adds aesthetic appeal but also plays a crucial role in supporting local pollinators.

A Year-Round Visual Feast: Following its springtime display, the Hawthorn’s leaves, a deep green and lobed, provide a lush backdrop throughout the summer. As autumn approaches, these leaves turn to shades of golden yellow and rich russet, offering a picturesque autumnal scene. The bright red berries, or ‘haws’, which appear in autumn, add a splash of colour and persist into the winter, providing a vital food source for birds and wildlife.

Cultural and Historical Significance: Hawthorn holds a special place in British folklore and history. It has been associated with May Day celebrations, symbolising new beginnings and fertility. Its presence in hedgerows across the countryside has shaped the landscape for centuries, serving as natural fencing and marking boundaries.

Versatile and Hardy: Renowned for its hardiness, the Hawthorn thrives in a variety of soil types and conditions. Its dense growth habit makes it an ideal choice for hedging, offering privacy and wind protection. It’s also resistant to many of the common garden pests and diseases, making it a low-maintenance choice for gardeners.

Supporting Biodiversity: In addition to its aesthetic and practical uses, Hawthorn plays a vital ecological role. Its dense foliage offers shelter and nesting opportunities for birds, while its flowers and berries support a host of insects and wildlife. Planting Hawthorn contributes to the conservation of native flora and fauna, enhancing biodiversity.

Conclusion: The Hawthorn is more than just a plant; it’s a living testament to Britain’s natural and cultural heritage. Its year-round beauty, resilience, and ecological value make it an excellent choice for those looking to add a touch of the British countryside to their garden. For more information on Hawthorn, visit Wiki/Hawthorn. Explore Harrods’ ‘Shop All‘ for a wide selection of traditional and contemporary garden plants.


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Root Type

Pot Grown, Rootball, Bare Root


15-30cm, 30-50cm, 50-70cm, 70-90cm, 90-110cm, 110-130cm, 130-150cm, 150-170cm, 170-200cm, 200-230cm, 230-250cm, 250-270cm, 270-300cm, 300-350cm, 350-400cm, 400-450cm, 450-500cm, 500-600cm, 600-700cm, 700-800cm, 10-20cm, 20-30cm, 30-40cm, 40-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, 70-80cm, 80-90cm, 90-100cm, 100-110cm, 110-120cm, 120-130cm, 130-140cm, 140-150cm

Stem Girth

4-6cm, 6-8cm, 8-10cm, 10-12cm, 12-14cm, 14-16cm, 16-18cm, 18-20cm, 20-22cm, 22-24cm, 24-26cm, 26-28cm, 28-30cm, 30-35cm, 35-40cm, 40-45cm, 45-50cm, 50-60cm, 60-70cm, N/A, 20-25cm, 25-30cm

Foliage Type




Water Requirement

Moderate Watering

Growth Height

Medium Growing

Growth Speed

Moderate Growth

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Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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