Broad-leaved Cockspurthorn - Crataegus persimilis


    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.

    Identification difficulty

    Probably persisting from planted stock.

    When to see it


    Life History


    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

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map