Crataegus pinnatifida Big Golden Star

  • Flowering month: May
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Fruit colour: Red

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.

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

Big Golden Star trees for sale

Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
2-year Big Golden Star tree - in a 12L pot
2.5m-3.5m tall after 10 years

What will it look like?

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

Crataegus Pin Raj Big Golden Star hawthorn

Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

Big Golden Star characteristics


  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Growth rate: Average
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional flooding
  • Sunlight: Tolerates shade
  • Useful for: Small spaces
  • Pruning: Light prune
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners


  • Country of origin: China
  • Flowering month: May
  • Flower size: Medium
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Orange / Gold
  • Fruit colour: Red
  • Fruit size: Large


  • Wildlife: Attractive to birds
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