Crataegus x dippeliana at Bute Park

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Crataegus x dippeliana
mid October 2020

Grid reference ST 17580 77437
Common name Lee's hybrid thorn
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2023
Tag 2714
Height 10M approx October 2020
Girth 109cm October 2020
Girth 109cm February 2023
Reference 611

This tree is towards the north of the Hawthorns group

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
17.5 15 5
16 15.3 3
16 16 5
15.5 15.5 5

Measurements were taken in late October 2020. Length measurement was for main body of the fruit and did not include the peduncle.

Crataegus x dippeliana bark1

Crataegus x dippeliana bark
mid October 2020

Crataegus x dippeliana bark2

Crataegus x dippeliana bark
mid October 2020

Crataegus x dippeliana fruit

Crataegus x dippeliana one of few remaining fuits
late October 2020

General tree description

Crataegus x dippeliana is thought to be a hybrid of C. tanacetifolia (Tansy-leaved hawthorn) and C. punctata (Spotted thorn). It has dark grey, ridged bark and very twisted branches. The leaves are up to 8cm long, broadly ovate, with seven to eleven lobes that reach less than half way to the midrib, and coarsely toothed. They are deep green and hairy at first above but almost hairless by autumn. There are white flowers in mid June, up to 2.5cm in diameter, followed by 15mm dull orange-red haws.