Crataegus tanacetifolia at Bute Park

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Crataegus tanacetifolia
late December 2015

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Crataegus tanacetifolia
early June 2016

Grid reference ST 17599 77420
Common name Tansy-leaved hawthorn
Origin South West Asia
Deciduous Yes
Status Rather rare
Status GB Champion 2013
Tag 2718
Old tag 142
Height 11M January 2016
Girth 125cm December 2015
Reference 388
Died naturally c.2015

This tree is towards the north of the Hawthorn group and is 11M from the path which runs along the side of the Dock Feeder Canal.

As of early June 2016, this tree had produced no leaves and no flowers.

Crataegus tanacetifolia bark

Crataegus tanacetifolia bark
December 2015

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Crataegus tanacetifolia bark
December 2015

General tree description

Crataegus tanacetifolia is a small, usually thornless tree growing to around 10 metres. It has grey-brown, square cracked bark and grey, deeply-cut, downy leaves. In mid summer there are clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers, 2.5cm across. The fruits are yellowish haws ripening in autumn, 22mm in diameter and containing five pips.