Crataegus laevigata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaRosaceaeCrataegusCrataegus laevigata

Ecology

A shrub or small tree typically occurring in ancient woods, wood-borders, old hedgerows and boundary banks on clay soils. It appears to be more tolerant of shade than C. monogyna. Lowland.

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Temperate element.

Broad Habitats

Broadleaved, mixed and yew woodland

Light (Ellenberg): 5

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 5

0

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.5

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 16.2

Annual Precipitation (mm): 674

Life form information

Height (cm): 1000

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Mega-, meso- and microphanerophyte

Woodiness

Woody

Clonality - primary

Little or no vegetative spread

Distribution information

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 597

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 0

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 1

Atlas Change Index: 0.32

Weighted Changed Factor: 7

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

25

Distribution information

JNCC Designations

NHMSYS0000457671

PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.