Crataegus douglasii at Bute Park

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Crataegus douglasii
mid September 2016

Grid reference ST 17567 77431
Common name Black hawthorn
Common name Douglas' thornapple
Origin West North America
Deciduous Yes
Status GB Champion 2023
Tag 2715
Height 6M September 2016
Girth 123cm @ 0.6M September 2016
Girth 128cm @ 0.6M February 2023
Reference 472

This tree is in the northerly section Hawthorn group.

Crataegus douglasii bark

Crataegus douglasii bark
mid September 2016

Crataegus douglasii thorn

Crataegus douglasii thorns
mid September 2016

Crataegus douglasii leaf

Crataegus douglasii leaves
early May 2017

Crataegus douglasii flower

Crataegus douglasii flowers
early May 2017

General tree description

Crataegus douglasii is a small tree, up to 10 metres or more tall, with a rounded head and glossy dark green leaves. It may have thorns up to 2.5cm long, but these are often absent. The leaves are up to 10cm long and 7.5cm wide, obovate to ovate in shape, with the upper part slightly lobed or double-toothed. Bunches of white flowers with greenish centres are produced in May. The fruits are purple-black, 8.5mm in diameter.