Hawthorn, Wild Form (Crataegus monogyna) seeds, organic

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$4.95

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. Hawthorn trees are pretty dependably grown from seed but it takes patience.  Seed sown in the spring will germinate the following spring–sometimes exactly 365 days from sowing!  Seed sown in the fall usually germinates the following fall.  Seedlings are very tough and can persist in nature for years until they get the chance to grow into trees.  Work up the seedlings out in gallon pots for a year or two before transplanting to landscape. 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. Tree has a beautiful fountaining habit, and the berries are really good to eat fresh, dried, or in confections (but remove the seeds lest they in turn remove a tooth).

Packet contains 10 seeds
10 g contains 80 seeds
100 g contains 800 seeds

Certified Organically Grown

 

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  1. Question

    Laura

    I bought the potted plant this spring and have them in 1 gallon pots. How do I overwinter them? I live in Zone 5b – Massachusetts. Do I leave them outside or bring them into a garage or indoor

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Laura, The hawthornes need outdoor conditions during their dormancy. Protect the root system by burying the pot in a sheltered location. Mulch around the pot with decomposed leaves. Transplant to landscape in the spring. richo

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    • Annette schwerin

      I have a seedling treat is planted outside in lower Michigan. It has a couple leaves and is about a foot tall. What do I need to do for it to survive the winter?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Annette, thanks for writing and for taking care of the hawthorne tree. Maybe best to weed around it out to a couple of feet and then mulch with decomposed hardwood leaves. You can always check the buds–if it has solid buds, especially in the autumn, it really doesn’t matter what the leaves look like. richo

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    • Erin Hammond

      Are the wild varieties used medicinally in the same way as the Chinese and English varieties? (Chinese=metabolic disorders ; I’m very interested in this)

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      Richo Cech

      Hi Erin, Thanks for contacting. English Hawthorn and Wild Hawthorn are medicinally interchangeable. You can read more about this in “Growing Plant Medicine Vol 2” which is currently available for pre-order. Chinese hawthorns are used somewhat differently, but I think this is more on account of intrinsic differences between TCM and western medicine, less so on account of constituent content. Richo

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  2. Question

    Cindy Hamlin (verified owner)

    I ordered Hawthorn, Wild Form (Crataegus monogyna) seeds from you and I don’t know if I need to stratify them or just plant them in a pot and wait. I live in Texas so we have a short winter here. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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      Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi cindy, yes, i did the experiment, you don’t need to artificially stratify, just plant them, allow to be in outdoor conditions, and germination is in a year. r

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    Trish Salcedo

    Amazing germination!

    Trish Salcedo (verified owner)

    I patiently waited 11 months to see the seedlings. 9 out of my 10 seeds emerged. I have never grown a tree from seed before so having almost every one of them germinate was extremely exciting! They are tough little seedlings so far and it’s been wonderful watching them grow!

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  4. Question

    Debbie C

    How old are Hawthorn when they start producing fruit? Port Orchard, WA

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  5. Question

    Danielle H

    Hi.
    What is the difference between the crataegus monogyna and the crataegus laevigata?
    Also, will you be getting these plants back in stock?
    Thank you so much

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hi Danielle,
      These are 2 different species, each of which is somewhat variable in its own right. Monogyna is one-seeded as its name implies and is white-flowered. Laevigata is often 2-seeded–it is the true mayflower and usually flowers red. Both are good for making herbal medicine. Hit “waitlist” for both species, I am still cogitating on what to do about the plants I have in stock. There are some challenges, like they are oversized…
      Richo

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  6. Question

    JD

    Is there a difference, medicinally, between this one and crataegus douglasii which is the native one in my area of Wyoming?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi there! I don’t know enough about black hawthorne to recommend it as a substitute for the 2 main western medicinal species (C. oxyacantha, C. monogyna). Richo

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  7. Question

    Jan Henry

    I live in Ottawa Canada. Will this grow here

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  8. Margaret FitzGibbon

    Lovely plants

    Margaret FitzGibbon

    I ordered 2 hawthorn plants and they both arrived in beautiful condition, well packaged for travelling across the country. You can tell tehy’ve had tender loving care!

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