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.

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2 Responses to Midland Hawthorn

  1. Lovely time of year. Beautiful photo of the ‘May flower’ blossom.

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