|Grid reference||ST 17578 77411|
|Common name||Large-leaved thorn|
|Common name||Chinese hawthorn|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Height||4M May 2016|
|Girth||41cm May 2016|
This tree is located in the northerly secton of the Hawthorn group and near to the foot path. 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 October 2017. Length measurement was for main body of the fruit and did not include the peduncle.
General tree description
Crataegus pinnatifida var. major is a small tree with a dense canopy, growing up to about 10 metres. It has scaly bark tinted orange/yellow, sometimes brown and square-cracked. The leaves are very large (up to 15cm) and deeply-lobed, with unusually long petioles. In early summer there are white showy flowers, followed in autumn by large (nearly 2.5cm across) deep red berries dimpled at the tip and containing three or four pips. This tree has few thorns.