|Grid reference||ST 17581 77419|
|Common name||Hybrid cockspur thorn|
|Alternative name||Crataegus x carrierei|
|Status||Wales Champion 2016|
|Missing old tag||143|
|Height||8M November 2016|
|Girth||147cm @ 1.15M November 2016|
This tree is located in the northerly section of the Hawthorn group, roughly midway between the footpath and canal path. It is thought to be numbered 143 and 2717, but no tags were found on the tree. The leaves were about 10cm long with the bottom ⅓ untoothed. 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.
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.