Pink Perfection

This gorgeous pink hawthorn put on a great spring display, just up the street from us. It’s finished now but these photos were taken 27 and 28 October, and 03 Nov (last photo). Tapanui, West Otago, New Zealand. Click on any photo to enlarge.

Text and photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2021)

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  1. The pink hawthorn is spectacular! We had a hedge of the white one behind our previous garden and it was pretty, but nothing like this one. Wonderful for wildlife too. 🙂

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    1. I love hawthorn blossom. We see mostly white but not uncommon to see various shades of pink growing wild. They’re scattered around quite liberally over the farm landscape.

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    1. That’s interesting Peter, I think it probably is a selection of Midland Hawthorn. I’m aware of a pink form sold as ‘Pauls Scarlet’ here in NZ, and looking at that just now.. I see it’s described as Crataegus laevigata ‘Pauls Scarlet’ so it does indeed appear to be the Midland Hawthorn. Thank you 🙂

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