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Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

A deciduous Shrub growing to 6 m (19ft) by 6 m (19ft) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from May to June, and the fruits ripen from Sept to November. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Midges. It is noted for attracting wildlife.

A very easily grown plant, it prefers a well-drained moisture retentive loamy soil but is not at all fussy.

The fruit is not very appetizing raw, it is normally used for making jams and preserves. The fruit can be dried, ground, mixed with flour and used for making bread etc. The fruit is about 1cm in diameter (dependant on cultivar). There are up to five fairly large seeds in the centre of the fruit, these often stick together and so the effect is of eating a cherry-like fruit with a single seed. Young shoots when eaten raw have a pleasant nutty flavour, they are a good addition to the salad bowl.