Crataegus monogyna #2 at Cathays Cemetery

Crataegus monogyna 0

Crataegus monogyna
mid May 2021

Crataegus monogyna 1

Crataegus monogyna in fruit
mid September 2021

Grid reference ST 18300 78747
Common name Common hawthorn
Common name Quickthorn
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Map section L
Height 5M May 2021
Girth Inaccessible
Reference 692

This tree is north east of 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
11 12 1
11 11 1
12 13 1
10 10 1
10 11 1
11 11 1

These haw measurements were taken in mid January 2022 when luckily there were a few very over-ripe dark red haws still attached to the tree.

Crataegus monogyna flower1

Crataegus monogyna buds & flowers
mid May 2021

Crataegus monogyna leaf1

Crataegus monogyna leaf
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna leaf2

Crataegus monogyna leaf
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna leaf3

Crataegus monogyna leaves
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna leaf4

Crataegus monogyna leaves
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna flower2

Crataegus monogyna flowers
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna flower3

Crataegus monogyna flowers
late May 2021

Crataegus monogyna fruit1

Crataegus monogyna fruit
late July 2021

Crataegus monogyna fruit2

Crataegus monogyna fruit
late July 2021

Crataegus monogyna fruit3

Crataegus monogyna fruit
mid September 2021

Crataegus monogyna fruit4

Crataegus monogyna over-ripe fruit
mid January 2022

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.