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Big Golden Star

Crataegus pinnatifida

Big Golden Star is an attractive hawthorn, named for its golden autumnal foliage, and perhaps for its deeply lobed leaves which have a star-like shape.

Spring brings a mass of white blossom.

The red fruitlets are very large by hawthorn standards, up to 4cm diameter, and can be used for cooking, making this a useful tree for edible landscaping.

Big Golden Star hawthorn trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £71.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
You can now pre-order for next season.


The hawthorn species Crataegus pinnatifida originates from north-eastern China, and are sometimes called Chinese Hawthorns.

Big Golden Star characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading / Vase
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • SunlightTolerates shade
  • PruningLight prune
  • Growth rateAverage
  • Site conditionsCoastal siteOccasional flooding
  • WildlifeAttractive to birds
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Leaf colour - autumnOrange / Gold
  • Fruit colourRed
  • Fruit sizeLarge
  • Country of originChina

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. We try to keep all pot-grown trees down to about 1.5m as supplied, but some may be larger. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Crataegus Pin Raj Big Golden Star hawthorn