Clusters of 5-petalled white flowers, sometimes flushed pink.
Bunches of red berry-like fruit appear in late summer-autumn. Contain single stony carpel. Leaves are deeply 3-5 lobed, basal lobes acutely pointed. Spiny branches. Height: To 10m.
Common in hedgerows, fields and woodland. Dislikes very wet
or acidic soils. Native, also frequently planted.
Similar: C. laevigata x C. monogyna (C. x media)
Fertile, very variable hybrid. Branches usually drooping, more/less thornless. Fairly frequent in N Ireland.