Black hawthorn, Crataegus douglasii

£95.00

This North American member of the Hawthorn family is unfamiliar in the UK. as a bonsai.

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Description

This North American member of the Hawthorn family is unfamiliar in the UK. as a bonsai.

In fact this is the first time that we have seen this species used for bonsai. It almost certainly will have been grown from seed by the previous owner . However, there must be examples out there in the landscape as it was first introduced to the UK in 1828. It has seemed perfectly happy here at the nursery. The tree gets it’s vernacular name from the shinning black berries that are born after the flowers. In it’s natural state it makes a small tree with slender often drooping branches.

This bonsai is an usual assembly of clearly quite young trees put together in an odd but pleasing way. We have no way of knowing if the growth habit is typical of the species but I would say that the original grower pretty much left the trees to do their own thing ! The overall height is 52cm. and the group measures 48cm from end to end. The largest trunks have a diam. of 2cm. and the others less than that. The way forward would seem to be to simply grow more branching within that overall shape, so grow it and prune it. The plastic oval bonsai trainer measures 40x28x6cm. Add this to your collection and it is possible that you might have the only bonsai Black hawthorn in the country !