|Grid reference||ST 17605 77389|
|Common name||Spotted thorn|
|Origin||East North America|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Height||4.5M May 2016|
|Girth||91cm @ 0.7M May 2016|
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|
Measurements were taken in late October 2017. Haw shape was slightly polygonal
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.