Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' at Roath Park Botanic Garden

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' 0

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'
early October 2017

Grid reference ST 18583 79036
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
Height 7.5M October 2017
Girth 53cm October 2017
Reference 536

Between the footpath and the Nant Fawr, north east of the Conservatory.

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
13.5 16.0 2
13.0 15.0 2
13.5 14.0 2
13.0 14.5 2
12.0 13.0 3
14.0 15.0 2
11.0 12.0 2

Measurements were taken in late October 2017.

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' bark
mid October 2017

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaf

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' leaves
mid May 2018

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit

Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia' fruit
mid 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.