25 Apr 2023
Crataegus, is commonly called hawthorn, quickthorn, thornapple, May-tree, whitethorn, Mayflower, or hawberry.
The European Commission requested the EFSA Panel on Plant Health to prepare and deliver risk
assessments for commodities listed in Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/2019 as ‘High
risk plants, plant products and other objects’. Taking into account the available scientific information,
including the technical information provided by the applicant country, this Scientific Opinion covers the
plant health risks posed by the following commodities: Crataegus monogyna bare root plants and
rooted plants in pots imported into the EU from the UK. A list of pests potentially associated with the
commodities was compiled. The relevance of any pest was assessed based on evidence following
defined criteria. Only the quarantine pest Erwinia amylovora was selected for further evaluation. For E.
amylovora the special requirements specified in the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/
2072 are fulfilled by the UK and no other pests for further evaluation were selected.