Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' at Bute Park

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Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta'
late May 2016

Grid reference ST 17591 77389
Common name Fastigiate thorn
Origin Europe, N. Africa, W. Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Glamorgan Champion 2016
Tag 2732
Old tag 153
Height 9M May 2016
Girth 134cm @ 0.5M May 2016
Reference 448

This tree is in the centre of the Hawthorn group. 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
9.5 7.6 1
9.2 8.2 1
9 8.1 1
9.7 9.4 1
8.4 8.4 1
9 8 1

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

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' bark

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' bark
May 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' leaf

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' leaf
late May 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' flower

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' flower2

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' foliage

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' foliage
late August 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' fruit

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' fruit2

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' fruit, leaves gone
mid November 2016

General tree description

Crataegus monogyna 'Stricta' is a cultivar of the Common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna, with an upright, narrow shape. It is a small tree that grows to approximately 6 metres tall, and has a width of only 2 metres when mature. The leaves are shiny, dark-green (turning yellow in autumn) with three, five or seven lobes and measuring between 5 and 6cm in length. There are white flowers in late spring followed by conspicuous red berries in autumn.