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I planted hawthorn whips six or seven years ago and although they leaf up beautifully every spring, they've never flowered. Everything I read says that hawthorn is happy pretty much anywhere. Does anyone have any idea why I'm still getting no flowers?



How tall are they? Possibly not enough.

13 May, 2010


Four are about 5' tall, I wanted to use them as a hedge, so cut two back hard a couple of years ago (there are 6 in total). Growing in heavy clay with sun for maybe half the day in full summer. They all look happy and healthy - just no flowers on either those I've cut or those I've not. I did wonder if it was a question of waiting for them to mature but can't find anything to suggest how long I might have to wait for them to flower.

13 May, 2010


did you find a solution .i happen to have a"wilderness "at the top of my garden amongst which there are a couple of 2/3 year old hawthorns that haven't flowered either ,so I was interested to find your question.
Hope they have

7 Aug, 2011

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