Well established Hawthorn bare root plants 60-90 cm (2-3 feet) - also known as Quickthorn or Whitethorn - Crataegus monogyna.
Planting Instructions - Planting and growing bare root hedging is easy, if you follow these simple steps:
- Dig a hole slightly larger than the roots, or simple make a hole in the ground with a sharpe object.
- If you have poorer quality soil you may want to mix in some good quality compost with the soil you have removed from the hole.
- Place the plant in the hole you have dug and carefully fill the soil around the plant, gently firm down the soil.
- Keep plants watered well, the soil must not be allowed to dry out and should always be moist/damp (even during the winter months)
- There is no need to use stakes or canes to support the plant.
- Typical spacing is 4 plants per meter (Single row) or 6 plants per metre in a double staggered row.
- We guarantee our plants for 14 days after you received them.
When planting Hawthorn DO NOT:
- Do not use any type of fertiliser, this can damage the young roots
- Do not steep the plant in water prior to planting
- Do not allow the plants to dry out after planting
Crataegus are deciduous trees and shrubs, usually with spiny branches, lobed or toothed leaves, and clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by red or black fruits. Some have fine autumn colour.