Crataegus monogyna #1 at Cathays Cemetery

Crataegus monogyna 0

Crataegus monogyna
late September 2020

Crataegus monogyna 1

Crataegus monogyna
mid May 2021

Grid reference ST 18278 78697
Common name Common hawthorn
Common name Quickthorn
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Map section L
Height 11M September 2020
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 600

This tree is 60 metres north east of the chapels

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
10 11 1
10 11 1
11 11 1
11 11.5 1
12 12 1

Measurements were taken in late September 2020.

Crataegus monogyna bark

Crataegus monogyna bark
late September 2020

Crataegus monogyna leaf

Crataegus monogyna leaves
late September 2020

Crataegus monogyna foliage

Crataegus monogyna foliage
late September 2020

Crataegus monogyna fruit

Crataegus monogyna fruit
late September 2020

Crataegus monogyna flower2

Crataegus monogyna flowers
mid May 2021

Crataegus monogyna flower3

Crataegus monogyna flowers
mid May 2021

General tree description

Crataegus monogyna is a native tree, often planted as hedging. It can grow to 15 metres and has a spreading and untidy shape. Its bark is dark orange-brown or pink-brown, narrowly cracked into rectangles. The leaves are up to 6cm long, deeply cut, with lobes toothed at the tips. White, fragrant flowers come in clusters in late spring. Red fruits (haws) appear in autumn. They contain a single pip.