Crataegus punctata at Bute Park

Crataegus punctata 0

Crataegus punctata
late August 2016

Crataegus punctata 1

Crataegus punctata
mid October 2016

Crataegus punctata 2

Crataegus punctata
late October 2016

Grid reference ST 17605 77389
Common name Spotted thorn
Origin East North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2016
Tag 2740
Old tag 504
Height 4.5M May 2016
Girth 91cm @ 0.7M May 2016
Reference 447

This tree is located roughly in the centre of the Hawthorn group. Thorns were approximately 3cm 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
15.5 17.5 3
15.5 16.0 2
15.0 17.0 2
14.5 16.0 2
12.5 14.5 2
13.0 14.0 2

Measurements were taken in late October 2017. Haw shape was slightly polygonal

Crataegus punctata bark

Crataegus punctata bark
late May 2016

Crataegus punctata leaf

Crataegus punctata leaves
late May 2016

Crataegus punctata flower

Crataegus punctata flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus punctata flower2

Crataegus punctata flowers
late May 2016

Crataegus punctata flower3

Crataegus punctata flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus punctata thorn

Crataegus punctata thorns & leaves
early June 2016

Crataegus punctata fruit1

Crataegus punctata fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus punctata fruit2

Crataegus punctata fruit
late August 2016

Crataegus punctata fruit3

Crataegus punctata fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus punctata grows to around 12 metres tall, with a broad shape and horizontal branching. Its bark is orange-brown, scaly and very thorny (the thorns up to 7cm). The leaves are scarcely lobed. In May-June there are masses of white, strongly scented flowers. The fruits are oval haws, dull red with pale spots, containing five pips.