If you’ve spent any time browsing through our site, you’ve seen my awesome Riverflat hawthorn (Crataegus opaca). After several years, this tree is really well developed and frankly is one of my all-time favorites.

One thing I’ve come to realize over the past year is that given the tree’s development, it’s outgrown the pot it’s in. I love the pot, don’t get me wrong. It’s a beautiful Paul Katich piece. But it’s just too small for this tree. I love the spread of the tree, which I think reflects the species well, so I don’t want to take it in too far. So the way to solve the problem is, get a bigger pot.


Byron Myrick is one of my go-to guys for custom pots. Here’s the piece he made for me.


I put a layer of prepared bonsai soil in the bottom of the pot, then pulled the tree and set it in. The size couldn’t be better suited!

Tied down, filled in and watered. I think this Riverflat hawthorn has found its new home!


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