Not every tree is as aptly named as this one! A cloud of crimson flowers with striking white centres adorns the tree in May providing a very colourful and appealing display.
Only reaching 5-7m (15- 23ft) with a rounded, gently arching canopy this hardy species makes an ideal garden tree. The stunning flowers are single and nectar-rich providing food for bees and other insects. Over the summer the flowers begin to form small red berries favoured by thrushes and other garden birds. The leaves are a typical hawthorn leaf shape; small with attractively cut edges.
Crimson Cloud would make a good specimen tree for the lawn or would work equally well as a feature in the border. It forms a good screen when in leaf and has a relatively dense framework of bare branches in the winter months. Hawthorns are tolerant of any soil and are hardy in exposed locations. Plenty of sunshine is best although they do grow in partial shade.