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By Shpabl

Hello, I have a row of hawthorn which was aroung ten feet high when I moved in. I found them a bit overpowering and cut them down to about six feet. But they are only bushy at the top and bare all the way to the bottom. How can I make them bushy all the way down. Any advice? Thanks.



Hawthorn surely can be cut right down as hedgers do it in their work, and it makes its way back again. Someone in our road cut a street planted hawthorn off half way up its trunk and it grew back again pretty quickly into a decent tree. Bit of watering after to encourage regrowth. We regularly lop quite big chunks off our big Hawthorn to try to keep it under control.

30 May, 2012


Did you cut the side branches as well, that should encourage new growth, possibly a balanced feed and water.......even a foliar feed may help, we have a lot of hawthorn hedge, if its not regularly cut top and sides it does go bare.....probably wants to be a tree.........

30 May, 2012

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