Tree Information

Common Name: fanleaf hawthorn

Scientific Name: Crataegus flabellata

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Database ID: 1451

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 38 in.

Height: 28 ft.

Crown: 22 ft.

Points: 72

Date Last Measured: 2019

Last Measured by: Wendy Cass

Date First Measured: 1985


2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021

2019 Update: Tree appears healthy, but has extensive wood loss in center of trunk. The circumference was measured below the trunk split at 1 foot above ground.

Current all-time species champion.

Top. 2009. Jeff Kirwan. Bottom. 2019. Wendy Cass

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Greene

State Map

Land Owner: National Park Service

GPS Coordinates: 38.38189, -78.51902

Owner Email:

Directions: Shenandoah National Park. Located in the South River Falls parking lot.

Owner Address: 3655 US HWY 211 E

Luray, VA 22835

Contact Information

Contact Name: Wendy Cass

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: 540-999-3500

Contact Info: Wendy Cass and Mara Meisel are botanists for Shenandoah National Park.


Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean, Jeff Kirwan, and Gary Williamson

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