Crataegus chrysocarpa at Victoria Park

Crataegus chrysocarpa 0

Crataegus chrysocarpa
March 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa 1

Crataegus chrysocarpa
mid May 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa 2

Crataegus chrysocarpa with haws
late August 2015

Grid reference ST 15598 77020
Common name Fireberry hawthorn
Common name Goldenberry hawthorn
Origin E. North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 8M March 2015
Girth 68cm March 2015
Reference 142

This tree is inside the north east entrance to the left of the path as one enters the park.

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
16.0 15.5 5
16.0 15.5 4
17.0 17.0 4
17.0 16.0 4
16.0 15.5 5
16.5 16.0 4
16.5 15.5 4

Measurements were taken in late October 2017. Haws were almost spherical.

Crataegus chrysocarpa bark

Crataegus chrysocarpa bark
March 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa bud

Crataegus chrysocarpa buds & new leaves
early May 2016

Crataegus chrysocarpa leaf

Crataegus chrysocarpa leaf
late June 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit
mid July 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit2

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit
late August 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit3

Crataegus chrysocarpa autumn fruit & leaves
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus chrysocarpa is a small tree that can grow to about 6 metres in height. Its common name is derived from the brilliant crimson fruits that appear in late summer. Its has scaly grey-brown bark and large, ovate to round leaves 4 to 5cm long. These have very shallow lobes and coarse teeth on the margins. In May there are clusters of white flowers that have 10 stamens with pale yellow anthers. The fruits (haws) are fleshy red berries, 12mm in diameter and nearly round.