Crataegus laevigata Crimson Cloud™
Crimson Cloud Hawthorn
- Deciduous tree, 5-20 ft (4.5-6 m), rounded top, dense, thornless branches. Leaves alternate, glossy green, rounded 3-5 lobed, serrulate, of variable size. Flowers large, single, bright red with a white star center. Fruit glossy red, oblong, single-seeded.
- Sun. Resistant to leaf spot diseases.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Crataegus laevigata, English Hawthorn or English Midland Hawthorn, has been cultivated for ages in hedges and gardens and is often confused with C. monogyna (also called English Hawthorn or Common Hawthorn) and C. × media (hybrids of C. monogyna × C. laevigata).
- Crimson CloudTM was introduced by Princeton nursery of New Jersey in 1966. It is a cross of C. laevigata 'Charles X' and 'Paul's Scarlet'.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: along Orchard Ave. at the entrance to the parking lot north of the East Greenhouse.