Common hawthorn, Crataegus monogyna

£395.00

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.

It is 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 example is one of a few wild collected trees that we purchased a while back. They originated in Wales as far as we know. They arrived in the plastic bowls that they had been in since collection. We re-potted them into their current containers in good bonsai growing medium about 3 years ago. This tree on offer is a part styled bonsai with a some branch selection done and those branches grown on. Some rudimentary carving has been done to ” naturalise ”  large cuts.

The bonsai has a height of 65cm. with a branch spread of 50cm. It features an impressive trunk buttress which is 18cm. across at soil level. Above that the trunk diam. is 9cm. Like all these trees the bark is showing real signs of age. The way forward is more branch selection and grown on to increase the girth of the lower branches and to develop the secondary branching and ramification. Essentially this is a clip and grow technique which is very straightforward on this easy to grow species. The bonsai is in a rectangular plastic pot that measures 32x23x10cm.