CRATAEGUS (HAWTHORN) as a Hedgeplant
(D = deciduous leaf losing)
A plant that has been used as an impenetrable hedge for centuries. It was used to enclose cattle, and its English name is derived from haga, a yard (haga-thorn). Up to 15 ft.
and its red form C. o. coccinea are the plants commonly used. Can be closely clipped and shaped throughout the summer. Plant in winter, 10 in. apart; if cut back to within 9 in. of the ground in the following March, the young plants will break at the bottom and form a well-clothed hedge. Old hedges or those that are too high should be laid during the same month.