|Grid reference||ST 18041 78369|
|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||7M April 2021|
At the south end, the more northerly 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. In support of this, one set of leaves and flower buds bear a good resemblance to C. monogyna. The first leaves to appear in 2021 were those resembling C. monogyna. They were followed by the C. mollis flowers and leaves while the C.monogyna flowers were still in bud.