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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
description:
Small tree with leathery ovate, occasionally lobed, dark green leaves. Fairly large white flowers followed by large brownish orange fruits. Good autumn foliage colour.

cultivation:
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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