Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' #3 at Bute Park

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 0

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
late August 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 1

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
mid October 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
late October 2016

Grid reference ST 17605 77389
Common name Cherry leaved hawthorn
Common name Broad-leaved cockspur thorn
Alternative name Crataegus prunifolia
Alternative name Crataegus x persimilis 'Prunifolia'
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2023
Tag 2740
Old tag 504
Height 4.5M May 2016
Girth 91cm @ 0.7M May 2016
Girth 96cm @ 0.7M march 2023
Reference 447

This tree is roughly in the centre of the Hawthorn group. Thorns were approximately 3cm long.

This tree was originally thought to have been Crataegus punctata but has since been identified as Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'.

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
15.5 17.5 3
15.5 16.0 2
15.0 17.0 2
14.5 16.0 2
12.5 14.5 2
13.0 14.0 2

Measurements were taken in late October 2017. Haw shape was slightly polygonal

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark
late May 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaf

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaves
late May 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower3

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' thorn

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' thorns & leaves
early June 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit1

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit3

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' is a small, broad-headed tree, usually around 6 metres tall, but exceptionally 9 metres. Its bark is grey-brown and very scaly. The leaves are broad ovate, up to 8cm, dark glossy green and toothed but not lobed. They are richly coloured in autumn. The flowers are white, 1.5cm and appear in spring. In autumn the fruits are dark red haws, up to 15mm diameter.