|Grid reference||ST 18034 78358|
|Common name||Red haw|
|Common name||Downy hawthorn|
|Alternative name||Crataegus coccinea var. mollis|
|Origin||Central North America|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||6M April 2021|
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.