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A deciduous tree probably 15 to 20 ft high when fully grown, of pendulous habit; branchlets downy and more or less spiny. Leaves oblong, oval or ovate, 11⁄2 to 4 in. long, 3⁄4 to 13⁄4 in. wide; quite entire or more or less very finely toothed, downy on both sides; stalk 1⁄8 in. long. Flowers white, 11⁄2 in. across, borne in corymbs as many as twelve together, each flower on a downy stalk 1⁄2 to 1 in. long; calyx with five narrow, pointed lobes 1⁄3 to 1⁄2 in. long, very downy. Fruit medlar-like, but smaller and in clusters.
A graft-hybrid between Crataegus monogyna and Mespilus germanica, but more nearly approaching the medlar (see above). On a tree at Kew which has flowered for several years past are three distinct types of growth. The bulk of the tree is + C. dardarii, as described above; but there are branches of ‘Jules d’Asnières’ (see below), and some of pure medlar, with its much larger leaves and solitary flowers and fruits. A tree at Aldenham produced a shoot and flowers of hawthorn.