Hawthorn/Crataegus monogyna Bonsai Progression Series

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As a result, a shoot growing from the base of the trunk had been threadgrafted into position just before this picture was taken.

Hawthorn/Crataegus monogyna Bonsai Progression Series

December 2005: This close-up of the trunk shows the best feature of this tree; its plated, mature bark. Mature bark can take 30-40 years to appear on wild Hawthorn and even longer on a pot-grown specimen.

Hawthorn/Crataegus monogyna Bonsai Progression Series 

July 2006: The tree had continued to develop well but the threadgrafted first branch had lacked the vigour of the rest of the tree; it needed to be encouraged to strengthen and thicken over the coming years.

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October 2008: after leaf drop the bonsai has been pruned back and lightly wired to adjust the position of this year's new shoots. The first branch has thickened over the past two years and ramification of the bonsai's branch structure in general has progressed well.

Height 23"/57cm

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