|Grid reference||ST 17614 77397|
|Common name||Azarola thorn|
|Alternative name||Crataegus azarolus var. sinaica|
|Status||GB Champion 2013|
|Height||11M January 2016|
|Girth||166cm December 2015|
†Labelled on the tree as Crataegus azarolus var. sinaica.
This tree is in the centre of the Hawthorn group. In 2016 it produced no flowers in spring and no fruit in late summer. Flowers were produced in 2017. 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 2020. Length measurement was for main body of the fruit and did not include the peduncle.
General tree description
Crataegus x sinaica is thought to be a natural hybrid of the Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) and Azarole (Crataegus azarolus). It is an upright small tree growing to around 10 metres, with brown or grey rough-textured bark. The leaves are wedge-shaped, deeply lobed, with three to five lobes, and may also be coarsely toothed. The flowers are white, cream or pink, about 15mm across, and come in clusters in spring or early summer. The fruits are large, shiny, rounded, red haws, 10-25mm across, containing two or three pips.