Plant Health EU updates - Hawthorn & Apple

Plant Health EU updates - Hawthorn & Apple

20 Jun 2023

• As of the 16 June the EU officially introduced legislation lifting the ban on the exports of Crataegus monogyna (common hawthorn) from the UK for ‘plants that are up to 15-years old and with a maximum diameter of 13 cm at the base of the stem - EUR-Lex - 32023R1174 - EN - EUR-Lex (

• The EFSA opinion for Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple) was published on 19 June 2023: This will now move forward to the next stage of the process, consideration by the EU Standing Committee for Plants, Animals, Food & Feed and development of legislation.

• We are also anticipating in the near future, further news relating to the legislation for Malus domestica (apple)

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