Hawthorn: pink or white?

Some time in the not-too-distant, I am planning to plant a border with native hedgerow species, including hawthorn.  My mum is almost blind, but can distinguish blocks of colour, so I'm thinking of putting some pink-flowered hawthorn opposite her window.  Is there any difference in growth rate, hardiness or value to wildlife, compared to the more common white?

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,663
    I think the pink hawthorn is usually double flowered
    while the white can be single or double. Of course single flowers are usually of most value to wildlife. 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • cornellycornelly Posts: 743
    And later flowering with us here in south Wales.
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,729
    Would your mum not distinguish the white one better?
  • Green MagpieGreen Magpie Posts: 802
    The deep pink one, "Paul's Scarlet", has lovely blossom but may not have much in the way of berries.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,663
    Think that’s because it’s double so is unlikely to be pollinated. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,411
    Thank you everyone.  I think I'll just have one pink and the rest white.
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