|Grid reference||ST 17596 77403|
|Common name||Washington thorn|
|Origin||South east USA|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Height||4M May 2016|
|Girth||35cm @ 1M May 2016|
This tree is located slightly north of the centre of the Hawthorn group. Thorns were between 1 and 2cm long.
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 phaenopyrum is a small, round-headed tree growing up to around 10 metres tall. It has glossy dark green leaves, shallowly-lobed and toothed, up to about 6cm long. They turn attractive shades of red and orange in autumn. There are clusters of large, white, five-petaled, fragrant flowers in early summer, followed by small crimson fruits that persist through the winter.