Common Name: littlehip hawthorn
Scientific Name: Crataegus spathulata
Native/Naturalized: Native to North America
Database ID: 2845
National Champion: yes
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 38 in.
Height: 27 ft.
Crown: 25 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2020
Last Measured by: Jared Manzo
Date First Measured: 2020
2021 update: This tree was crowned sole national champion by American Forests in 2021
This littlehip hawthorn resides in the picnic grove near the main parking lot in mostly shade. It appears in good health. The limbs are quite extended, reaching toward the available light. The lumpy, fissured trunk is remarkable. Based on records, the tree may have been planted sometime between 1939 and 1941. The species was not identified until recently. ID#848 in the Arboretum Inventory. Trunk circumference was measured at 2.5' above ground due to low branching.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Clarke
Land Owner: State Arboretum of Virginia
GPS Coordinates: 39.06377, -78.06366
Owner Email: email@example.com
Directions: 400 Blandy Farm Ln. In the picnic grove near parking lot.
Owner Address: 400 Blandy Farm Lane
Boyce, VA 22620
Owner Phone: 540-837-1758
Contact Name: Jared Manzo
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Phone: 540-837-1758
Original Nominator(s): Jared Manzo, Chris Schmidt, Sabrina Hartley