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botanical name:
x Crataemespilus gandiflora
x Crataemespilus gandiflora © Deeproot Plant Base
synonyms:  x Crataegomespilus grandiflora
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: orange
stem/bark: brown
main season: Spring
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -20°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small tree with leathery ovate, occasionally lobed, dark green leaves. Fairly large white flowers followed by large brownish orange fruits. Good autumn foliage colour.

Any reasonable soil in full sun or part shade. Tolerant of a wide range of soils and conditions, including industrial pollution and coastal winds.

other notes:
A natural cross-genus hybrid of Crataegus oxyacantha x Mespilus germanica, found wild in France around 1800.
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