Common Hawthorn -
Crataegus monogyna (latin)
Geographical origin: Europe.
Adult dimensions: Height up to 10 m, width up to 5 m.
Type of soil: Any.
Hardiness: Hardy to -35°C.
Site: Mid-shade to full sun.
Characteristics and uses: The Common Hawthorn is a not very demanding, thorny shrub. It has dense ramifications, which makes it an ideal choice for your defensive hedges. At the end of May, this Hawthorn covers itself with little white flowers, which are delicately perfumed. Birds love the fruits that follow.
As a result, it is often used in the composition of numerous farmland hedges.