|Latin Name||Crategus monogyna 'Variegata'|
|Common Name||Variegated Hawthorn|
|Position||Full sun or partial shade. Cotoneasters are often grown against walls to good effect, especially in areas with long spells below 10|
|Soil||Any soil, except waterlogged!|
|Rate of Growth||Moderate. 4-8 metres in 20-50 years.|
|Garden Care||Tough plants. Can be susceptible to caterpillars, aphids, gall midges, fireblight, honey fungus, rust and powdery mildew.|
|Pruning||In dormant period remove misplaced branches that spoil the shape of the tree.|
Crataegus monogyna is the well known common hawthorn tree and 'Variegata' is a variety with unusual, attractive cream mottled leaves. It makes a small tree. The leaves are deeply loved and flowers are borne in late spring, they form flat clusters of white flowers which are followed by attractive red fruit which is attractive to birds.