|Grid reference||ST 17598 77371|
|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||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||6.5M August 2016|
|Girth||121cm August 2016|
|Blown over in storm||February 2020|
This tree is in the middle of the Hawthorn group but close to the foot path.
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.
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.