Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' at Bute Park

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 0

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
mid September 2017

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 1

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
late May 2018

Grid reference ST 17759 76926
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
Deciduous Yes
Status Wales Champion 2017
Tag 1989
Height 7M September 2017
Girth 117cm September 2017
Reference 531
Probably knocked down by falling pine tree. c.2020

This tree is at the north end of Old Mans Wood on the edge of Coopers Field.

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
14.0 12.0 2
13.5 13.5 2
14.0 13.0 2
13.5 12.5 2
13.0 13.5 3
12.5 13.0 2
11.0 12.0 2

Measurements were taken in late October 2017.

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark
September 2017

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaf2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' new leaves with bud
early May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit
mid September 2017

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaf

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaves
late May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower0

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower1

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flower2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' flowers
late May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit2

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' autumnal leaves
late August 2018

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.