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How to train Crataegus Ornamental Thorns bonsai

The family of Rosaceae brought attention to the kinfolk Crataegus Ornamental Thorns. The plants are grown throughout native regions, North America, western Europe, Asia, etc. Rarely will you find a specimen taller than 23-feet. The tree produces edible fruits. The fruits will bloom in spring and sprout up orange, red, yellow, or even black fruits. During the summer and spring, sometimes the Crataegus Ornamental Thorns group will sprout flowers. The flowers are pretty pink, white, and/or red. The trees has thorns. The leaves are serrated, deciduous, and have round projecting parts, or lobes.

Crataegus cuneata is a native or Japan species, which shrubs produce serrated leaves that edge around flowers, which are pink, white, etc. The fruits are yellow or red. The flowers begin its bloom in the lovely month of spring. Propagation starts with seeds, spring layering, or grafting.

How to seed:
Crataegus Ornamental Thorns produce seeds inside the fruit. Before the fruit ripens, you can pick the fruit and allow them to rot. You can place them in the middle of layered sand. Sow in the fall, which starts germination in May. The fruit may not grow for a few years once you sow your seeds.

How to care for Crataegus Ornamental Thorns:
During summer, provide the Crataegus Ornamental Thorns with semi-shade. Otherwise, the plants enjoy light.

Hawthorn is a member of the Crataegus Ornamental Thorns. This plant does not enjoy intense heated environments. The plant can stand cooler weather. A sister to the Hawthorn is the shrubs known as the hedgerow. The species can tolerate wind.

How to pot:
Hawthorns are thorny trees or shrubs. The plants are kin to the rose family and grows clusters of pink/white flowers, as well as reddish fruits. The Haw Genus Crataegus desires balance. If the fruits are weighing down its branches, remove some of the fruits. The soil should remain clean at all times, and any debris or dead wood should be removed as well.

How to re-pot:
Re-potting is based on growth. The plants grow at average paces, which each year you can re-pot the plant. Re-pot should occur in spring, or fall. Before you re-pot however, take 1/3 of the roots from the tree.

Choosing soil:
This plant is friendly to variety soils, yet you should mix 1/3 loam, course sand, and leaf mould. DO not use soil with extreme clay ingredients, soggy soil, calcareous soil, or light soil to sow or re-pot your plants.

How to prune:
Pinch back and then out the tops of your new shoots. The best time to pinch these shoots is when the new growth on leaves begin to solidify. Sub-branches should be pruned June and in July. You want shorter branches. In September, you want to reverse the role and allow the branches length.

You can prune the main branches at the bloom of flowers, or as the fruits take its shape.

How to wire:
Wiring is essential for shaping bonsai. In spring and fall, you want to use straw-colored ribbons, which you can obtain from the leaves on raffia palms. The fiber makes a great wrap, which you will need to twist around the wire to protect your plant. Start wiring when hardening shoots appear.

How to water:
Plenty of water will keep your Crataegus Ornamental Thorns happy. When the plant starts to flower however, reduce water intake.

How to spray:
The foliage only should be well sprayed during dry seasons, or warm conditions.

How to feed:
Spring and fall, after the spurt of growth ends you want to reduce feeding. Use liquid feeding in fall and add a bit of phosphate and potash when the fruits start to develop.


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