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Existing Bonsai A To Z Entry for Hawthorn (Crataegus)


Hawthorn (Crataegus)

 - (Tree Type (Outdoors))
Hawthorn (Crataegus) - Bonsai Tree Type (Outdoors) Bonsai Care

Deciduous tree with small green leaves, prickly branches and profuse blossom from white (in common hawthorn : crataegus monogyna) through pink to deep red (in the hybrids : cratagaegus lavigata - especially Paul's Scarlet), followed by orange/red berries.

STYLE : Suitable for most styles except formal upright or broom. 

WARNING : Spray to prevent mildew. Also spray with fungicide at bud break to prevent peach leaf curl. Picture courtesy of Green Dragon Bonsai.

More Info

REPOT : Annually in early spring or early autumn. Larger/older specimens need less frequent re-potting.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 grit:organic.

PRUNE : Branch prune after flowering.

PINCH : Princh out shoots to two or three leaves in spring.

WATER : Water well in growing season, sparingly in winter. Benefits from foliar spraying with water.

FEED : Two weekly balanced feed during growing season, low nitrogen in autumn.

WARNING : Spray to prevent mildew. Also spray with fungicide at bud break to prevent peach leaf curl.


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