Crataegus mollis #1 at Cathays Cemetery

Crataegus mollis 0

Crataegus mollis new leaves emerging
late March 2021

Grid reference ST 18034 78358
Common name Red haw
Common name Downy hawthorn
Alternative name Crataegus coccinea var. mollis
Origin Central North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Map section Y
Planted by Malcolm Frazer c.1995
Height 6M April 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 661

At the south end, the more southerly of the two Crataegus mollis trees roughly in the centre of map section Y.

This tree's foliage seems to be of two different kinds and the reason is unclear. (This also applies to the other C. mollis nearby.) Both trees were purchased from the same supplier. They were probably grown via grafting and it is quite possible that Crataegus monogyna root stock was used.

Unfortunately it is not possible to gain access to the lower trunk, but it appears that the trunk is multi-stem and that the C. monogyna and C. mollis are growing on different stems. In support of this, one set of leaves and flower buds bear a good resemblance to C. monogyna.

The images below are captioned to differentiate between C. mollis and C. monogyna.

Crataegus mollis bark

Crataegus mollis bark
early April 2021

Crataegus mollis foliage10

Crataegus mollis C. monogyna new foliage
late March 2021

Crataegus mollis bud1

Crataegus mollis flower buds & leaves
late April 2021

Crataegus mollis flower1

Crataegus mollis flowers & leaves
late April 2021

Crataegus mollis flower2

Crataegus mollis flowers & leaves
late April 2021

Crataegus mollis flower3

Crataegus mollis flowers
late April 2021

Crataegus mollis flower10

Crataegus mollis C. monogyna flowers
late April 2021

Crataegus mollis flower11

Crataegus mollis C. monogyna flowers
late April 2021