|Grid reference||ST 18359 78812|
|Common name||Cherry leaved hawthorn|
|Common name||Broad-leaved cockspur thorn|
|Alternative name||Crataegus prunifolia|
|Alternative name||Crataegus x persimilis 'Prunifolia'|
|Origin||East North America|
|Height||6M September 2020|
This tree is north east of the chapels, near the railway line. The thorns are plentiful and typically between 3cm and 5cm long.
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|
Measurements were taken in late September 2020.
General tree description
Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' is a small, broad-headed tree, usually around 6 metres tall, but exceptionally 9 metres. Its bark is grey-brown and very scaly. The leaves are broad ovate, up to 8cm, dark glossy green and toothed but not lobed. They are richly coloured in autumn. The flowers are white, 1.5cm and appear in spring. In autumn the fruits are dark red haws, up to 15mm diameter.