Friends group puzzled why hawthorn tree in Fitzrovia park is sprouting blossom four months early

Hawthorn blossom.

A hawthorn tree in a public park in Fitzrovia is already showing off some blossom, yet it is only the first week of January. The Friends of Fitzrovia Parks have reported that the tree in Crabtree Fields on the corner of Colville Place and Whitfield Street is showing signs of blossom four months before it …