|Grid reference||ST 17587 77401|
|Common name||Midland hawthorn 'Plena'|
|Alternative name||Crataegus alba 'Flore Pleno'|
|Origin||North West & Central Europe|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Height||7M May 2016|
|Girth||146cm May 2016|
This tree is located towards the north of the Hawthorn group. The fruits on this tree were sparse in 2016. No thorns were seen on the tree.
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 2020. Length measurement was for main body of the fruit and did not include the peduncle. From the samples taken the number of pips could not be determined as the interior of the fruit had little or no structure.
General tree description
Crataegus laevigata 'Plena' is a variety of the Midland hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, or possibly a hybrid of that and the Common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna. It is a small, rounded tree reaching a height of around 8 metres. The leaves are shallowly-lobed, up to 5cm long and they turn yellow-red in autumn. Masses of double white flowers appear in late spring and early summer, followed by red berries in autumn.