Crataegus wilsonii Sarg.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Crataegus wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-wilsonii/). Accessed 2020-02-24.

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apex
(pl. apices) Tip. apical At the apex.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Crataegus wilsonii' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/crataegus/crataegus-wilsonii/). Accessed 2020-02-24.

A deciduous tree or shrub up to 20 or 25 ft high; young shoots furnished with pale hairs; spines very stout, 12 to 1 in. long. Leaves ovate in main outline, but shallowly lobed and finely toothed, broadly wedge-shaped or rounded at the base, pointed or blunt at the apex; 2 to 4 in. long, 112 to 212 in. wide; shining dark green above, loosely hairy in the vein-axils and on the veins beneath; stalk 12 to 114 in. long. On vigorous barren shoots the leaves are much more deeply lobed, approaching those of C. oxyacantha in this respect. Flowers white, produced in mid-June, crowded on corymbs 212 in. wide, each flower about 12 in. wide; flower-stalks shaggy. Fruit red, shining, 25 in. long, 14 in. wide.

Native of W. Hupeh, China; introduced by Wilson in 1907. It is an interesting species as representing in Asia the important group of American thorns to which C. tomentosa and C. macracantha belong. Hardy at Kew.


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