|Grid reference||ST 17612 77348|
|Status||GB Champion 2016|
|Missing old tag||361|
|Height||4.5M May 2016|
|Girth||72cm @ 0.75M May 2016|
This tree is located at the south end of the Hawthorn group, on the west side near the footpath. No thorns were seen on the tree.
In early September 2016 its haws were red and typically 13mm diameter. Inside there was a single pip. In late October the haws remained bright red.
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 meyeri grows to around 4 metres by 4 metres. When first open its flowers have an aromatic scent, but later develop an unpleasant, rotten odour which attracts midges, the main means of fertilization. The fruits are about 15mm in diameter, ripening to red in September. Inside each fruit are up to five fairly large seeds which stick together to give the effect of a single seed.
C. meyeri is not common in Britain and is described in the Tree Register as present "in one or two collections".