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Is it true that if I mulch Hawthorn and spread it on the beds I will end up with 1000's of hawthorns?



Hi Garden and welcome to GoY. If you put a hawthorn through the shredder whilst it is in berry and then use this as a mulch then yes there is a fair chance you will get seedlings sprouting but not if there are no berries or you don't shred the berried stems then not likely.

21 Jul, 2012


Agreed, and if it is anything like our garden, the birds will give you lots of seedlings anyway.

21 Jul, 2012


Our big mature Hawthorn grows very few seedlings. Hazels are by far the worst, aided by squirrels.

21 Jul, 2012


Thanks for this - yes it fits with what I already know about Hawthorn. Very speedy replies :)

21 Jul, 2012

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