Crataegus monogyna at Bute Park

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Crataegus monogyna
early May 2017

Grid reference ST 17561 77464
Common name Common hawthorn
Common name Quickthorn
Origin Europe
Deciduous Yes
Missing tag 2705?
Height 8M May 2017
Girth Multi-stem
Reference 523
Removed October 2017

This tree is at the far north of the Crataegus group.

Crataegus monogyna leaf

Crataegus monogyna leaves
early May 2017

Crataegus monogyna flower

Crataegus monogyna flowers
early May 2017

Crataegus monogyna fruit

Crataegus monogyna fruit
mid September 2016

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.