Crataegus chrysocarpa at Roath Brook Gardens

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Crataegus chrysocarpa
March 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa 1

Crataegus chrysocarpa
late April 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa 5

Crataegus chrysocarpa with haws
late August 2019

Crataegus chrysocarpa 3

Crataegus chrysocarpa
late September 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa 4

Crataegus chrysocarpa all leaves shed
early November 2015

Grid reference ST 19554 78068
Common name Fireberry hawthorn
Common name Goldenberry hawthorn
Origin E. North America
Deciduous Yes
Status Rare
Status Wales Champion 2013
Height 6M February 2015
Girth 79cm March 2015
Reference 118

This tree is right behind the south west entrance.

Haws were typically 15mm diameter, almost spherical. Each contained five pips, but occasionally only four.

Crataegus chrysocarpa bark

Crataegus chrysocarpa bark
March 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa flower

Crataegus chrysocarpa flower
late April 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa leaf

Crataegus chrysocarpa leaf
late May 2015

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit

Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit
mid July 2015

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Crataegus chrysocarpa fruit
early September 2015

General tree description

Crataegus chrysocarpa is a small tree that can grow to about 6 metres in height. Its common name is derived from the brilliant crimson fruits that appear in late summer. Its has scaly grey-brown bark and large, ovate to round leaves 4 to 5cm long. These have very shallow lobes and coarse teeth on the margins. In May there are clusters of white flowers that have 10 stamens with pale yellow anthers. The fruits (haws) are fleshy red berries, 12mm in diameter and nearly round.