Midland Hawthorn

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Midland Hawthorn is a shrub of ancient hedgerows and woodland edges, and is also known as ‘Woodland Hawthorn’. In May, our hedgerows burst into life as Midland Hawthorn erupts with masses of pinky-white blossom. During the autumn and winter, red fruits known as ‘haws’ appear. Midland Hawthorn is a rich habitat for all kinds of wildlife from Hawthorn Shield Bugs and Yellowhammers that feed on the haws, to Wood Mice and Slow Worms that shelter in the thorny thickets.

2 Comments on “Midland Hawthorn

    • Thank you, and it is a beautiful time of year. In fact, I’m on the marsh at the moment, standing next to Billy Bull, surrounded by flowering hawthorn. 🙂

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