134830 Azarole Crategus azarolus (Rosaceae) HEIGHT to 8m
A low, spreading tree. BARK Scaly and brown. BRANCHES Twisted and spreading, with numerous thorns. LEAVES As deeply lobed as Oriental Hawthorn but with broader lobes; fine white hairs on both leaf surfaces. REPRODUCTIVE PARTS Flowers are creamy white and borne in dense clusters; fruits are yellow, to 2cm across. STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION A native of the Mediterranean region and planted here occasionally for ornament.