Common Hawthorn

£950.00

The Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is one of the most suitable of our native tree species with which to do bonsai.

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Description

The Common hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is one of the most suitable of our native tree species with which to do bonsai.

Perfectly hardy and with growth characteristics that lend themselves to bonsai techniques. To achieve the most natural sorts of images it is certainly a good idea to keep wiring to a minimum and to use direction pruning as far as possible to get desired shapes. Trunks quickly exhibit the aged characteristics so desirable in bonsai.

This mature looking bonsai has been created from wild collected material, often referred to as yamdori. It features aged looking bark on that ver significant trunk that measures 13cm. across at the base. This is a substantial tree at 50 cm. in height and branches spreading to 43cm. Those branches, whilst requiring a bit of refinement certainly create a very natural hawthorn like feel to the tree. There is a carved deadwood feature at the trunk base that is starting to “naturalise.”

UPDATED TEXT AS OF END MAY 2024 FOLLOWS.

A repot was forced upon us earlier and so new photos depict the bonsai as it is in May 2024. The tree has grown foliage wise, filling out and looking much more mature now. It has flowered really well this year and I wish that I had photographed it a few days ago as the flowers at the time of the current photos were just getting past their best but it should still be possible to imagine how magnificent the tree looked then. The new plastic oval bonsai pot measures 48x38x15cm.

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