Friday, 16 May 2014

XL Hawthorn

Its always good to see the first signs of life in collected material come Spring. This Crataegus was collected last December and is now starting to produce some healthy growth extensions. It is the largest tree in my collection and probably my current favourite.

With my two year old son for an idea of scale.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Shohin Yamadori Hawthorn

I am looking forward to developing this little piece of yamadori material into a bonsai. For such a small tree, it displays great age and character. I can honestly say I don't think I have ever seen such a small Crataegus with bark this good! It also has tiny leaves despite being generously fed and watered.

Yamadori shohin hawthorn.
Close-up of bark.

Close-up of leaves.

A leaf next to 'normal' hawthorn leaf.

2 Litre bottle for scale.