The most incredible canopy of autumn colour is provided by the 12m x 12m spread of Crataegus jozana. Get under the canopy and appreciate the twisted form of the trunk. Fissured bark from the base leading into the branchwork of the canopy. There are occasional thorns, generally on the younger wood; a reminder of this thorny genus within the family Rosaceae.
The leaves as they colour for autumn engage many of the red/purple hues with the mid rib darkening also. This is particularly noticeable on the reverse. As the leaves drop the buds stand out in bright red on the deciduous wood.