Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' at Bute Park

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' 0

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei'
early November 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' 1

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei'
late May 2017

Grid reference ST 17581 77419
Common name Hybrid cockspur thorn
Alternative name Crataegus x carrierei
Origin Garden origin
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2016
Tag 2717
Missing old tag 143
Height 8M November 2016
Girth 147cm @ 1.15M November 2016
Reference 486

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.

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 20.0 3
17.0 19.0 3

Measurements were taken in late October 2017.

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' bark

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' bark
late May 2017

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaf2

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaves
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' foliage

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit
early November 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaf

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' leaf & fruit
early November 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' fruit
early November 2016

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' foliage2

Crataegus x lavallei 'Carrierei' autumn foliage
mid November 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.