|Grid reference||ST 17614 76848|
|Common name||Scarlet thorn|
|Common name||Pear-fruited cockspur thorn|
|Origin||North east North America|
|Height||6.5M January 2018|
|Girth||81cm January 2018|
This tree is beside the river, about 43M north of the Millennium Bridge. 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 September 2018.
General tree description
Crataegus pedicellata is a small tree, up to around 6 metres tall, with spreading branches and a symmetrical crown. It has scaly brown bark and thorns up to 5cm long. Its leaves are dark green, broadly ovate, 7 to 10cm long, rough to the touch above and smooth beneath. The leaf margins are coarsely toothed with four or five pairs of pointed lobes. The flowers are white, appearing in clusters on long downy stalks. They have ten stamens with rose-coloured anthers. In autumn there are large bunches of scarlet fruits, pear-shaped haws 18mm long.