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Re: /bottle brush/ now hawthorn

You might consider:
Thornless Cockspur Hawthorn, Crataegus crusgalli var. inermis


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 9:44 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] /bottle brush/ now hawthorn

> Just keep in mind the sub-word "thorn" in Hawthorn.  They have some deadly
> thorns, especially in spring before the leaves come out in full leaf!
> are a "scrap" tree here and self seed in any open ground they can find.
> They do have lovely flowers in the spring when they bloom.  The several at
> the border of our property do not bloom every year.  They do grow rapidly,
> though!  I'm sure the ones we have here are "wild" versions and perhaps
> those purchased through a reputable nursery might have more endearing
> attributes.
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5) Where we got up to a whopping 9 F. today!  (No
> gardening today--except garden shows on TV!)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
> Of Theresa
> Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2004 12:18 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] /bottle brush/ now hawthorn
> Somehow I totally missed the change in topic to the hawthorn- but checked
> out the link- it is really a lovely tree.  Someday the Modesto Ash in my
> front yard will croak, and I'd love to replace it with other more
> and less pest-prone trees.  Also, having a true deciduous tree would be
> nice-  this deal of dropping part of it's leaves for months at a time is
> crazy.  Our front looks like a disaster from Nov- April.
> Theresa
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of Betsy Kelson
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 6:56 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] update on garden/bottle brush
> HEllo Donna,
>     I had a beautiful Winter King growing outside the garden Center window
> in Terre Haute In. The robins and cedar waxwings loved the huge clusters
> red-orange berries. In fact the waxwing flock cleaned the entire tree in
> about 15 minutes.
> I think this is a great tree.
> betsy
> colorado
> only 1 1/2" of snow from the weekend boo hoo
> >
> > On the deciduous end, Chris wrote a Plant of the Month article about
> > Crataegus viridis 'Winter King'  (hawthorn) that makes it sound a
> > most interesting plant if you wanted to use something more tree like
> > - and I think hawthorns can be pruned to hedges as well.   I don't
> > know if birds like the berrys, but it sure seems a 4-season plant.
> > I've never grown one; can't actually say I've ever seen one; don't
> > think they like my climate.
> >
> > http://www.hort.net/profile/ros/craviwk/
> >
> > Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> > mtalt@hort.net
> > Editor:  Gardening in Shade
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