Crataegus durobrivensis at Bute Park

Crataegus durobrivensis 3

Crataegus durobrivensis in flower
late May 2017

Crataegus durobrivensis 0

Crataegus durobrivensis in fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus durobrivensis 1

Crataegus durobrivensis
mid October 2016

Crataegus durobrivensis 2

Crataegus durobrivensis fruit remaining while leaves drop
late October 2016

Grid reference ST 17597 77390
Common name  
Alternative name Crataegus x durobrivensis
Origin North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2016
Missing tag 2739
Missing old tag 505
Height 6M August 2016
Girth 99cm @ 0.3M August 2016
Reference 467

This tree is located roughly in the centre of the Hawthorn group. It is recorded in the Tree Register as Crataegus coccinioides. Thorns were between 3 and 4cm 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
12.7 12.2 2
10.3 12.5 1
12 12 2
11 11.1 2
11.3 10.5 2

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

Crataegus durobrivensis flower

Crataegus durobrivensis flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus durobrivensis leaf

Crataegus durobrivensis leaves & fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus durobrivensis fruit

Crataegus durobrivensis leaves & fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus durobrivensis thorn

Crataegus durobrivensis thorns (3 to 4cm long)
late August 2016

Crataegus durobrivensis fruit2

Crataegus durobrivensis fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus durobrivensis is a small round-headed tree up to around 6 metres tall, with thorns up to 5cm long. Its leaves are dark green and broadly ovate, the upper part sharply toothed. The flowers are white, 2 to 2.5cm. across, making them among the largest in the genus. The fruits are crimson red and also large - 1.5cm diameter - and they remain on the tree well into winter.