Hawthorn (Parsleyhaw6pre)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2017, this is a great pre-bonsai specimen that will make a fine bonsai in about three years. 

The trunk base is 1.25″ and it’s 10″ to the chop. 

I wired a few branches earlier in the season to get a design going, along with the new leader (the branch tips were pointed upward to induce strengthening; they can be brought more horizontal in the coming years).

Great character in this trunk.  I’d recommend doing more development work in 2018, especially in the crown, and then put it in a bonsai pot in 2019.

Estimated Age: 20 years

SOLD: $165 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Parsleyhawbonsai3)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2017, this one had a neat-looking slender trunk that I eventually cut to in order to make a literati bonsai out of it.  I think it turned out very well. 

There’s a new shoot near the base that came up because I’d removed the larger main trunk.  I’m thinking now that this may turn out to be a literati twin-trunk bonsai.  The new shoot will continue growing for the rest of the season, and will be stronger than what is now the main trunk. 

Once it’s large enough it’ll be time to wire and position it.

Trunk is 1″ in diameter at the soil, and the trunk is 16″ tall from the soil surface.

Lovely Chuck Iker pot.

Estimated Age: 15 years

SOLD: $155 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Parsleyhawbonsai5)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2017, this is a nice upright hawthorn bonsai-in-the-making.  Lovely trunk character with exfoliating bark.  Just potted today (6/18/17) into a terrific Chuck Iker round that complements the foliage color beautifully.

Trunk is 1″ in diameter at the soil, and the trunk is chopped at 9″.  Finished height should be about 14-16″.  

Estimated Age: 15 years

SOLD: $175 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Parsleyhaw3pre)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2017. 

Trunk is 1″ diameter, and it’s 10″ to the chop.  A little trunk movement, nice trunk character.  Ready for its first wiring next month.  Next year it can go into a bonsai pot.

SOLD: $85 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Parsleyhaw8pre)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2017.  This one is different. 

The main trunk is 1.75″ across, the smaller one 1.25″.  The larger one is 9″ to the chop.  The larger trunk has a hollow in the center, so email if you’d like a photo of this interesting feature and I’ll give you my idea for what to do with it.

Lots of character in this stump.

SOLD: $125 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Riverhawbonsai1)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

Collected in January of 2016 and direct-potted into this nice Byron Myrick oval.

Trunk base is 2″ in diameter, height 12.5″ to the chop, 21″ to the tip of the growing apex.  

I really like this slanting style hawthorn bonsai-in-progress.  It’s got great bark and roots, great taper and is growing like a weed already. 

I just wired up a branch set, so now all we’ve got to do is wait and let the branches thicken up.  The wire will come off in early summer, with a second round of wiring shortly thereafter. 

By this coming fall, this tree’s structure will be mostly built.  The last chore will be developing the crown, which will take about three years.

Estimated Age: 35 years

SOLD: $245 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Riverhaw11pre)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

Nice little specimen for those of you who are into shohin bonsai. 

Trunk base is 1.25″, height to the chop 7.5″.  Finished height should be under 12″.

Collected in January of 2016.  Shoots are running now.  It’ll be ready for its first wiring in another month or two.

SOLD: $75 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Parsleyhawbonsai1)

Parsley Leaf Hawthorn – Crataegus Marshallii

Collected in Winter 2016. 

Main trunk is 1″ diameter, finished height will be 16″ (is currently 20.5″, but new leader will be cut back). 

Beautiful twin-trunk with great movement and character.  Upright style bonsai in the making. 

I just did the initial styling on this one; most of the design will be completed by the end of this growing season.

Pot is a beautiful round by Byron Myrick.

SOLD: $165 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Riverhaw9pre)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

Beautiful feminine hawthorn, great bark.  Nice roots, too.

Trunk is 1.75″ in diameter, height 18″ to the chop.  This one can be chopped a bit more if you don’t want it to be too tall.  I’d shoot for a finished height of about 20″.

Collected in October 2015 so I could learn more about the species.  Sure enough, they can be collected in October. 

Buds are just popping, so we should get vibrant growth over the next several weeks.

Estimated Age: 30 years

SOLD: $185 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Riverhaw10pre)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

Collected in January 2016.  Shoots are just now starting to run.

Nice curving trunk, great bark 

Trunk is 2″ in diameter, height 12.5″ to the chop. 

Needs a new leader to thicken, this can be mostly done this year as they tend to grow new leaders very quickly.  Finished height should be about 18″.

Estimated Age: 30 years

SOLD: $165 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Hawthorn8pre)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

A really elegant tree, great bark. 

Trunk is 1.75″ in diameter, height 14″ to the chop, should finish at about 18″.

Collected in February 2015, I just did a trimming on it to bring the branches back in.  It could stand a wiring now.  I see a broom-form style in this one. 

Growth has been strong, and this includes the roots.  Very nice set of radial surface roots on this specimen.

Estimated Age: 30 years

SOLD: $185 (delivered)

Hawthorn (Hawthorn7pre)

Riverflat Hawthorn – Crataegus Opaca

Beautiful informal upright tree, great bark. 

Trunk is 2.25″ in diameter, height 19″ to the chop, should finish at about 24″.

Collected in February 2015, this tree has produced all but two of the branches you see here from trunk buds.  And look at how quickly the new leader has thickened! 

I’m aiming for a traditional hawthorn shape with this one.

Estimated Age: 40 years

SOLD: $275 (delivered)

 

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