Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' at Bute Park

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' 0

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea'
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' 1

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea'
late August 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' 2

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea'
mid October 2020

Grid reference ST 17589 77393
Common name Midland hawthorn 'Aurea'
Origin North West & Central Europe
Deciduous Yes
TROBI Remarkable Tree
Tag 2733
Missing old tag 506
Height 3M May 2016
Girth Not measured
Reference 437

This tree is roughly in the centre of the Hawthorn group but close to the foot path. Thorns were sparce and about 5mm 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
10.5 11.0 2
10.5 11.5 2
10.2 10.8 2
10.5 11.0 1
10.5 11.2 2
9.0 10.0 2

Measurements were taken in late October 2017.

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' leaf

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' leaves
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' flower2

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' flowers
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' flower3

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' flowers
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit2

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit
early October 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit3

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit
mid October 2020

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit4

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit
mid October 2020

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' thorn

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' fruit
mid October 2020

General tree description

Crataegus laevigata 'Aurea' is a variety of the Midland hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, or possibly a hybrid of that and the Common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. It has yellow fruits in autumn.