Crataegus ×lavallei Hérinq

Lavalle Hawthorn

Tree growing to about 6 m tall. Branches ascending and with a few scattered thorns. Leaves elliptic to obovate, mostly 6-10 cm long, 4-5 cm wide, pointed and irregularly toothed but without teeth near the base, shiny above, soft-hairy below. Flowers white, about 2 cm wide, with a red disc, Sept-Nov. Sepals linear, with small teeth. Fruit orange-red, about 2 cm long, on thin stalks about 5-8 mm long, Apr-June; seeds 2-3.

A hybrid, C. crus-galli × C. pubescens f. stipulacea.

Garden origin.

Leaves shiny above; anthers red; fruit ellipsoidal, to 2 cm long, seeds 2-3 in a soft pulp.

VIC: Warrnambool (Bot. Gds).

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Rosaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Crataegus ×lavallei 'Carrierei'

This name is based on a cross raised in the Segrez Arboretum, France, and described in 1880. A virtually identical specimen, known to horticulture as c. carrierei Vauv., was later placed in synonymy with this name. However, as there are minor differences, it was considered desirable to maintain 'Carrierei' for this particular clone, which is also assumed to be the one available in Australia. [c. _carrierei Vauv.]