Crataegus caucasica at Bute Park

Crataegus caucasica 1

Crataegus caucasica in flower
late May 2017

Crataegus caucasica 0

Crataegus caucasica in fruit
mid September 2016

Crataegus caucasica 2

Crataegus caucasica leaves mostly dropped, some fruit remaining
early October 2017

Grid reference ST 17606 77352
Common name  
Origin Caucasus
Deciduous Yes
Status Very rare
Status Wales Champion 2023
Tag 2757
Old tag 360
Planted 1990/91
Height 3M September 2016
Height 3M September 2023
Girth 36cm @ 0.5M September 2016
Girth 38cm @ 0.5M February 2023
Reference 473

This small tree is located in the southerly section of the Hawthorn group, beside the main foot path. No thorns were seen on the tree.

The following table gives the approximate physical measurements of examined haws together with the number of pips found within them.

Diameter mm Length mm No. of pips
12.5 13.0 3
12.5 12.5 3
12.5 12.5 3
10.5 10.5 3

Measurements were taken in late October 2017. Each haw contained three pips in close contact.

Crataegus caucasica leaf

Crataegus caucasica leaves
mid September 2016

Crataegus caucasica flower

Crataegus caucasica flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus caucasica fruit1

Crataegus caucasica fruit
mid September 2016

Crataegus caucasica fruit2

Crataegus caucasica fruit
mid/late September 2016

General tree description

In 2016, the only other example known in Britain was at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, collected in Azerbaijan.