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August 12, 2017 18:07

Hedge of hawthorn , how to plant ?

few words about Hawthorn

Hawthorn - multi-stemmed plant that has a height of 6-8 meters.Crataegus Latin name is derived from the Greek cratas, which means - "strong, powerful".Hawthorn Genus has more than 1,200 species, of which in Russia are popular around 15. All of them are woody shrubs or small trees with shiny spines.Crohn's - a dense and rounded with a purple-red stems.

Keep decorative appearance in almost all the growing season because of white flowers, which are often collected in the inflorescence corymbose form, and their maximum size of up to 3 centimeters;large, edible berries with color from bright red to orange-yellow;graceful leaves that are green in the summer and autumn become reddish-orange hues.

Types hawthorn,

popular in Russia As mentioned, in Russia only a few popular species of hawthorn.Many people make with their help, landscaping suburban area with their own hands.For example, put a hedge of hawthorn.

  • Crataegus Submollis - has the largest (more than in other species) ovate leaves, fruits with five stones, twigs dark green with spines up to 9 centimeters, forming a crown - spherical and wide.
  • Hawthorn Siberian or even call it a blood-red - tree, which has a maximum height of 4 meters.Fruiting about 10-15 years.The fruits of the blood-red, ovate leaves, spines sometimes absent.It is this kind of hawthorn I. Michurin applied for the hybridisation process with rowan.The result is a rowan Grenade.
  • Hawthorn plain, smooth or spiny - tree, which has a height of 3-5 meters.The leaves are shiny bright green, pink or white flowers, fruits have 2-3 stones, branches reddish or olive, medium-sized spines, bark gray.
  • Hawthorn terrible - usually grows on the slopes and along river banks.It has brownish-red fruit, numerous long spines up to 8 centimeters.
  • Hawthorn fan-shaped - is a multi-stemmed tree, which has a height of 6 meters, with curved spines to 5-6 centimeters and the up branches.Fruits usually contain a yellowish pulp with three - five seeds, leaves ovate or triangular.
  • Hawthorn black - shrub or small tree having sharp-toothed, ovate leaves, spines up to 1 cm, black fruit with yellow flesh mealy and four to five seeds.
  • Crataegus monogyna - shrub or small tree with small dark green leaves, reddish-brown spines up to 1 cm, with red fruits 1 bone.Differ rapid growth and unpretentiousness to conditions.

hedge of hawthorn, how to plant?

for planting young seedlings usually choose (maximum 3-6 years) as they take root much better.By planting make continuous trench about 6 meters deep.The width of the trench depends on the number of suspected series.If one row is equal to the width of 50 centimeters, a number of 2 - about 100 centimeters.The soil in this case must meet the necessary requirements for fertility and acidity.If it does not, it is carried out by liming the soil treatments.

At the bottom of the trench is placed complex fertilizer.The approximate calculation of 60-80 g per 1 m2.After that it is filled with the composition of humus, sand and peat.When forming a solid fence (dense "green wall") seedlings are thrown at a distance from each other of 0.8 to 1.2 m in a single row.If, on the contrary, important kind of bushes svobodnorastuschih, it is possible to plant them at a distance from each other of 1-2 meters.

most beautiful in terms of a decorative tapestry hedge type.For this trees planted at a distance of 20-30 cm from each other.An important condition for such a fence - is the use of 1-2-year-old seedlings, and temporary fences with horizontal poles at a suitable height of 30, 40 or 50 centimeters.