Broad-leaved Cockspurthorn - Crataegus persimilis

Description

A wide bush or tree with ovate serrated dark green shiny leaves, and shoots with long thorns. Fruit dark red berry. Flowers white and in clusters.

Habitat

Probably persisting from planted stock.

When to see it

May.

Life History

Deciduous.

UK Status

Most records come from the south of England.

VC55 Status

This is the first record for Leicestershire and Rutland, presumably planted and persisting. Not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map