Crataegus pentagyna at Bute Park

Crataegus pentagyna 0

Crataegus pentagyna in flower
late May 2017

Crataegus pentagyna 1

Crataegus pentagyna in fruit
late October 2016

Grid reference ST 17606 77357
Common name Small-flowered black hawthorn
Origin South east Europe
Deciduous Yes
Status Very rare
TROBI Remarkable Tree 2016
Tag 2756
Missing old tag 359
Height 4M October 2016
Reference 480

This small tree is located in the southerly section of the Hawthorn group, beside the main foot path. Its trunk was inaccessible due to ivy. Thorns were sparse and about 3cm long.

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
9.4 10.5 5
9.4 10.1 5
9.1 8.5 5

The length of fruit did not include the peduncle.

Crataegus pentagyna flower

Crataegus pentagyna flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus pentagyna flower2

Crataegus pentagyna flower
late May 2017

Crataegus pentagyna leaf2

Crataegus pentagyna leaves
late May 2017

Crataegus pentagyna leaf

Crataegus pentagyna leaves
late October 2016

Crataegus pentagyna fruit2

Crataegus pentagyna leaves & fruit
mid October 2020

Crataegus pentagyna fruit

Crataegus pentagyna fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus pentagyna is a small tree, up to around 6 metres tall. It has small white flowers in spring, and in autumn small purple-black haws with four or five pips.