|Grid reference||ST 18107 78534|
|Common name||Washington thorn|
|Origin||South east USA|
|Status||Wales Champion 2020|
|Planted||by Malcolm Frazer c.1995|
|Height||4M October 2020|
|Girth||49cm @0.6M October 2020|
This tree is towards the south end, roughly midway between Fairoak and Allensbank roads.
The ring around the base of the trunk is not a graft but is where a polypropylene rope strap was not cut and has become embedded in the tree. By mid November 2020 most of the leaves had dropped leaving red haws on the tree.
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 October 2020. Length measurement was for main body of the fruit and did not include the peduncle.
General tree description
Crataegus phaenopyrum is a small, round-headed tree growing up to around 10 metres tall. It has glossy dark green leaves, shallowly-lobed and toothed, up to about 6cm long. They turn attractive shades of red and orange in autumn. There are clusters of large, white, five-petaled, fragrant flowers in early summer, followed by small crimson fruits that persist through the winter.