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Mayflower Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata 50 Seeds USA Company

Mayflower Midland Hawthorn Crataegus laevigata 50 Seeds USA Company

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Crataegus laevigata, commonly known as the mayflower or midland hawthorn, is a species of hawthorn native to western and central Europe, including the United Kingdom. It belongs to the Rosaceae family, which includes many other fruit-bearing trees and shrubs.

The midland hawthorn is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically grows up to about 5-8 meters (16-26 feet) in height. It has glossy green leaves with serrated edges and produces clusters of white or pinkish flowers in late spring, which are followed by small red berries in the fall. The berries are often eaten by birds and other wildlife.

In addition to its ornamental value, Crataegus laevigata has been used in traditional medicine for various purposes, including supporting heart health. The berries are rich in antioxidants and have been historically used to make jams, jellies, and wine.

Hardy in zones 5-7.

Growing Instructions for the Mayflower

The seeds have a period of dormancy. They can be planted outdoors in the fall or winter for spring germination or they can be cold stratified to simulate winter conditions and to break their dormancy at any time of the year. 1. Soak the seeds in water for 24 hours. 2. Put the seeds in a ziplock bag. 3. Put the bag in the refrigerator and leave it there for 4 months. 4. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. 5. Sow the seeds on the soil. 6. Cover the seeds with a layer of soil. 7. Water the soil so that it is moist but not wet. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.


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