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Hawthorn

Hawthorn

Characteristics of hawthorn

The hawthorn latin name is "" alba spina "" meaning "" white thorn "" because of its characteristic small white flower. The hawthorn is a thorny shrub of the Rosaceae family, sometimes also called cenellier for the small fruits which it releases: the cenelles. With a lifespan of up to 400 years, hawthorn is a shrub that supports ordinary soils and an exposure alternating full sun and partial shade. The hawthorn can reach a height of 5 to 10 meters. Its flowering is the symbol of an offering to Maïa, mother of Hermès, celebrated in May according to Roman mythology.

Hawthorn cultivation

Growing hawthorn is easy. Hawthorn is usually planted in spring or autumn, and reveals all of its flowering in May.

Watering the hawthorn

Watering the hawthorn is not necessary except at the time of planting.

Hawthorn care

It is not essential to bring fertilizers or other fertilizers to the hawthorn.

Hawthorn size

The size of the hawthorn is superfluous. On the other hand, it is essential if the hawthorn is used as a hedge. In this case, wait until the flowering period has passed. For an isolated tree, it is at the time of planting that the puny branches are pruned in order to give more vigor to the central branch.

Medicinal uses of hawthorn

Hawthorn is best known for being a plant used in the preparation of care for the cardiovascular system. Hawthorn is indeed a tonic plant for the heart and for blood circulation with slow but lasting effects. Vasodilator, it allows better oxygenation of the heart. It knows other medicinal uses and is particularly indicated in case of anxiety or dizziness.

Hawthorn diseases

Rust, scab, powdery mildew, fire blight and entomosporiasis are the main diseases to which hawthorn is susceptible. Some of them affect the hawthorn flower, when others attack the foliage or the roots. Monitoring is therefore essential and at the slightest sign of disease, we must react using natural remedies.

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