Hawthorn/Crataegus monogyna Bonsai Progression Series

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Update December 2016:

hawthorn bonsai

Hawthorn/Crataegus monogyna bonsai
Height 27"/67cm, trunk diameter (above base) 3.5"/8.5cm
Developed from an old collected tree stump
Pot by Victor Harris of Erin Pottery

December 2016: 14 years after I first found the tree growing on a grassy slope in the Greater Manchester area, the Hawthorn in its Winter state. As normal, as soon as the last leaves dropped in Autumn, I pruned back the new growth to just one or two new internodes, and detail-wired any errant shoots.

hawthorn bonsai

December 2016: Me pictured alongside the Hawthorn bonsai to give some indication of its size.

hawthorn bonsai

Summer 2002 to December 2016: The tree as it was found growing in the ground (it is seen here from the what is now the back of the tree as a bonsai), and at the end of 2016.

For a more detailed Progression Series of this tree, from 2002 to 2012, please see my book "Bonsai Inspirations 1"

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