Crataegus laevigata 'Pauls Scarlet'
Paul's Scarlet Hawthorn
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous tree, 5-20 ft (4.5-6 m), low branching, rounded top, dense thorny (to 2.5 cm long) branches. Leaves alternate, simple, glossy green, rounded 3-5 lobed, serrulate, of variable size. Flowers double, scarlet with a tinge of rose, very showy.
- Sun, very susceptible to rust, hawthorn leaf spot and blight; this may cause the tree to nearly defoliate in late June or July.
- 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).
- 'Paul's Scarlet' arose as a branch sport in about 1858 on a C. laevigata var. rosea-plena, which has a double light pink flower. It was brought into the trade in 1866 by William Paul, Waltham Cross, England.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: two trees on the west side of 9th St. just south of Monroe Ave.