maandag 25 mei 2015

Hawthorn (Crataegus Monogyna) revisited 25.05.2015

This weekend I cleared out the tree a little bit. Too much buds in unwanted places, to much chaotic branchlets, branchlets and twigs in awkward places and positions. A little less chaos now, a little more space for the other 'good' parts of the tree. Yes, refining can start and it will be a little challenge in some places in the tree. It is flowering since last year, and some parts don't have enough new growth so I will have to make sure I prune correctly and at the right time to encourage growth in stead of short spiky twigs and flowering buds. Good feeding scheme will/shoud help too.

This tree is about 20 years old. I got it as no more than a trunk with twigs of no more than 1 year old, back in 2007. Certainly not the worst buy ever, for 45 EURO. In a few years it should start to look more refined. The top right part needs more growth, to broaden/widen that part of the canopy. That way it will look more natural, bushy, like a real hawthorn looks like.


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