Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' #1 at Bute Park

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Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii'
mid May 2016

Grid reference ST 17612 77382
Common name Midland hawthorn 'Masekii'
Origin North West & Central Europe
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Tag 2744
Old tag 502
Planted 1991/92
Height 4.5M May 2016
Girth 39cm @ 0.3M May 2016
Reference 434

This tree is roughly in the centre of the Hawthorns group. Its fruit was sparse in 2016. Thorns were approximately 1cm 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 9.9 2
10.3 9.5 2
9.2 9.3 2

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

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' leaf

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' leaves
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' flower

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' flowers
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' flower2

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' flowers
mid May 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' fruit1

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' fruit2

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' fruit
early September 2016

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' thorn

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' thorn
mid October 2020

General tree description

Crataegus laevigata 'Masekii' is a variety of the Midland hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, or possibly hybrid of that and the Common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. It is a small tree with a round shape, producing masses of double pink flowers in May.