Crataegus orientalis #1 at Bute Park

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Crataegus orientalis
January 2016

Crataegus orientalis 1

Crataegus orientalis in flower
early June 2016

Grid reference ST 17600 77432
Common name Oriental thorn
Alternative name Crataegus laciniata
Origin Asia Minor, Greece and Crimea
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Tag 2711
Old tag 144
Planted 1990
Height 8M January 2016
Girth 123cm January 2016
Reference 398

This tree is located in the northerly section of the Hawthorn group, near the canal tow path. No thorns were seen on the tree.

Crataegus orientalis bark

Crataegus orientalis bark
early June 2016

Crataegus orientalis foliage

Crataegus orientalis foliage
late May 2016

Crataegus orientalis leaf

Crataegus orientalis leaves
early June 2016

Crataegus orientalis flower

Crataegus orientalis flowers
early June 2016

Crataegus orientalis fruit1

Crataegus orientalis fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus orientalis fruit2

Crataegus orientalis fruit
early September 2016

General tree description

Crataegus orientalis is a small tree, usually up to about 7 metres tall. It has a neat round or flat head of branches usually on a single vertical stem. Often the branches are thornless. The bark is brown, perhaps with orange-pink tints, and coarsely scaly. The leaves are deeply cut, dark green above and grey underneath, with fine hairs on both sides. There are white flowers in early summer, and in autumn large (18mm) haws, red or yellowish-red and containing five pips.