Hawthorn - Plant
Common name: Washington hawthorn
Color: light red
Bloom time: June
Height: 25.00 to 30.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Purchase trees from a local nursery and plant from spring to early fall in well-drained, humus-rich soil. They produce the most flowers and fruit in full sun locations. Space trees 20 to 30 feet apart. Grow them closer if planted as a hedgerow.
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Water trees enough to keep the soil moist, not dry or muddy.
- Keep a 2- to 4-inch layer of mulch covering the tree root zone.
- Fertilize the hawthorn tree with a 10-10-10 fertilizer in the spring before new growth starts.
Small flowering landscape tree for lawns or streets. Specimen, small groups or screen. May be pruned as a hedge.
- Common Hawthorn is one of the most common species used as the "hawthorn" of traditional herbalism, which is of considerable interest for treating cardiac insufficiency by evidence-based medicine.
- The plant parts used medicinally are usually sprigs with both leaves and flowers, or alternatively the fruit.
- Several species of Crataegus have both traditional and modern medicinal uses.
- It is a good source of antioxidant phytochemicals,especially extracts of hawthorn leaves with flowers.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
please consult appropriate doctor / physian befor use.
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