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Big Golden Star

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 £47.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
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Next deliveries

Deliveries from 28th September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


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

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Crataegus Pin Raj Big Golden Star hawthorn