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