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Description for Hawthorn
Hawthorn is a tree-lined spiny bush that is found throughout Europe and in Greece in sparse forests and fences, a close relative of the firearm. It is a fairly dense, spiny bush, made 5-8 meters. Its leaves are small, triangular, shiny, with lobes. The flowers are white, small, with rounded petals and with many stamens, which are once red and very aromatic. The fruit is oval, spheroidal with yellowish flesh and contains 2-3 seeds.
Planting and 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.
Caring for Hawthorn
- 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.
Typical uses of Hawthorn
Special features: Small flowering landscape tree for lawns or streets. Specimen, small groups or screen. May be pruned as a hedge.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose
Medicinal use: 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 sprigged 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.
Note: Please consult your health expert.
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