|Grid reference||ST 17381 79892|
|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|
|Status||Glamorgan Champion 2015|
|Height||6M August 2015|
|Girth||84cm August 2015|
One of a group of three Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' opposite 42-43 George V Drive West. In early October the fruits were red, ranged in size from 10mm to 14mm diameter and contained two pips. Thorns were typically 1.5 to 2cm 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 October 2017. Haws were spherical.
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.