Hawthorn, May tree, Sceach Gheal (bare root)
Hawthorn is a native Irish tree which hardly needs an introduction. Long associated with fairies, and traditionally left on its own in a field, untouched by farmer and plough for fear of retribution from the fairies. The hawthorn is a resilient, pretty tree with masses of white flowers in May and a crop of berries in late summer. It grows in the most exposed of places, though this will naturally stunt its growth. In a garden setting, it is an upright, rounded small tree which can grow to a height and spread of up to 5 or 6 metres. In a hedgerow, hawthorn is kept clipped or layed to make a stockproof boundary. It can be planted on its own or it can be part of a mixed hedgerow along with other native plants such as Blackthorn, Dog rose and Holly. Read more about hawthorn hedges.
- Well-rooted bare root plants.
- 40-60 cms tall.
- November to March only.
Note on delivery: Due to the labour and handling involved, bare root orders can take 3-4 weeks. We email you before delivery so that you will know when to expect delivery. Trees are carefully wrapped and are delivered via courier. Read more on bare root plants...