Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' #1 at Bute Park

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' 1

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' in flower
late May 2017

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' 0

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' (canal footpath behind)
late October 2016

Grid reference ST 17586 77445
Common name Hybrid cockspur thorn
Alternative name Crataegus x carrierei
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Height 4.5M October 2016
Girth 41cm @ 0.4M October 2016
Reference 485

This tree is located at the north end of the Hawthorn group, close to the canal path. The leaves are about 10cm long with the bottom ⅓ untoothed. Thorns were sparce and about 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
16.0 19.0 3
15.5 16.5 3
15.0 17.5 3
14.5 19.0 4
15.5 18.5 3
16.0 20.0 3
14.5 19.0 3
14.5 17.0 3

Measurements were taken in late October 2017.

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' bark

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' bark
late October 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaf2

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaves & buds
late May 2017

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' flower

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' flower2

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' flowers
late May 2017

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit1

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit
late October 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaf

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaves & fruit
late October 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit2

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit
late October 2016

General tree description

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' is thought to be a hybrid of the Cockspur thorn C. crus-galli and the semi-evergreen C. stipulacea / C. mexicana. It may grow up to to 12 metres tall, with a dense, level shape. Its bark is grey and scaly, and there are few thorns. It has glossy green leaves up to 10cm long, with the lowest third untoothed. The flowers are white, 2.5cm across, on woolly stalks, appearing in early summer. The fruits are 18mm orange-red or dull scarlet haws, lasting through winter. The leaves remain almost evergreen until they drop in early winter.