CRATAEGUS (HAWTHORN) as a Hedgeplant

(D = deciduous leaf losing)

A plant that has been used as an impenetrable hedge for centuries. It was used to enclose cattle, and its English name is derived from haga, a yard (haga-thorn). Up to 15 ft.

Crataegus oxyacantha and its red form C. o. coccinea are the plants commonly used. Can be closely clipped and shaped throughout the summer. Plant in winter, 10 in. apart; if cut back to within 9 in. of the ground in the following March, the young plants will break at the bottom and form a well-clothed hedge. Old hedges or those that are too high should be laid during the same month.

Crataegus oxyacantha L

Crataegus oxyacantha L (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

12. November 2012 by Dave Pinkney
Categories: Boundaries - Hedging, Fencing, Gardening Ideas | Tags: , | Comments Off on CRATAEGUS (HAWTHORN) as a Hedgeplant

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