Crataegus tanacetifolia at Bute Park

Crataegus tanacetifolia 0

Crataegus tanacetifolia
early June 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia 1

Crataegus tanacetifolia
mid June 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia 2

Crataegus tanacetifolia in fruit
mid September 2016

Grid reference ST 17639 77377
Common name Tansy-leaved hawthorn
Origin South West Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
TROBI Remarkable Tree 2016
Tag 2751
Old tag 347
Height 7M June 2016
Girth 64cm @ 0.75M June 2016
Girth 76cm @ 0.8M February 2023
Reference 457

This tree is towards the south end of the Hawthorn group close to the canal tow 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
19 18 5
19 17 4
19 16 4
19 17 4
17 16 5

Measurements were taken in early October 2023.

Crataegus tanacetifolia foliage

Crataegus tanacetifolia foliage
early June 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia flower2

Crataegus tanacetifolia flowers
mid June 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia flower3

Crataegus tanacetifolia flowers
mid June 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit
early September 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit2

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit
mid September 2016

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit3

Crataegus tanacetifolia fruit
mid September 2023

General tree description

Crataegus tanacetifolia is a small, usually thornless tree growing to around 10 metres. It has grey-brown, square cracked bark and grey, deeply-cut, downy leaves. In mid summer there are clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers, 2.5cm across. The fruits are yellowish haws ripening in autumn, 22mm in diameter and containing five pips.