Plants ordered now will ship Spring 2020.

Hawthorn, Wild Form (Crataegus monogyna) bare-root 5-year-old tree, organic


Now available to order–our organically certified Hawthorn trees.  These are currently in the field and will be dug to order.  We suggest ordering as soon as possible and we will begin shipping in mid-March 2020 and continue shipping until the trees break bud in mid-May 2020.  This gives a fairly narrow window of opportunity for shipping.  These trees are ready to transplant into their final position on the landscape, but if your soil is frozen when you get your tree, then plant it into a 5-gallon pot and it can be grown on that way for a year or kept in the pot for a little while and then transplanted to the landscape when the ground is ready for it.  I’ve posted pictures of the actual tree size.  We will have to trim these back to 3 feet to ship, but they will on the average grow another 3 feet in the first year, so a light pruning at this point is actually desirable.  The root systems are very well-established and these trees will be fruiting within 2 years of transplant.  I’m posting only photos of the growing of these trees and what the bare-root tree looks like right now, to avoid confusion.

Family: Rose (Rosaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 8

Small to mid-sized deciduous thorny bush to small tree can be kept trimmed to desired size and even does well as a hedgerow species. Tree prefers full sun to part shade and deep, moist to mesic soil of average fertility. No compost or fertilizer is needed or recommended.  Space trees 30 feet apart or if making into a hedgerow plant 5 feet apart.  A giving plant to bird and beast alike.  Traditional usage (TWM): maladies of the heart. Hawthorn is considered to be an adaptogen for the heart.  Tree has a beautiful fountaining habit, and the fruits are really good to eat fresh, dried, or in confections (but remove the seeds lest they remove a tooth).

Plant certified organically grown, will be bare-rooted to ship




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    Does this tree lend itself to espalier? If not, do you have any suggestions for a hedge solution in Zone 4? (Wyoming) Do you have an evergreen hedge suggestion for same zone? Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Just got in from the field which looks quite different now that the weeds have been buried under 6 inches of sopping wet snow. Yes, the trees protruding from the snow look like they’re already espalier’d. One could tack them right to a fence and it would soon be impenetrable. If I remember correctly we recommend 5 foot spacing for a hedgerow although this could be given plenty of leeway depending on the skill of the gardener to weave it. Evergreen hedges tend to be coniferous in colder zones. I suppose our Cedrus libani could be used. Holly trees would work if they’re allowed. Nobody wants to try to push between 2 holly bushes. Ouch.

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