|Grid reference||ST 17582 77430|
|Common name||Cockspur thorn|
|Origin||NE North America|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Missing old tag||374|
|Height||4.5M August 2016|
|Girth||57cm @ 0.6M August 2016|
This tree is located in the northerly section of the Hawthorn group, roughly midway between the foot path and canal path. It is most recognisable by its abundant and formidable thorns. Thorns were measured and were approximately 8cm 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|
Measurements were taken in late October 2017.
General tree description
Crataegus crus-galli is a small tree, up to 6 metres tall, with a spreading shape. It has greyish, finely cracked bark and sharp thorns up to 8cm long. The leaves are bright green, glossy, hairless and also up to 8cm long. In autumn they turn orange. There are clusters of creamy white flowers in early summer. The fruits are glossy scarlet red haws that remain on the tree well into winter.