view along the top of a closely cropped hawthorn hedge as it breaks into leaf in early spring all surmounted with a clear blue sky

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view along the top of a closely cropped hawthorn hedge as it breaks into leaf in early spring all surmounted with a clear blue sky

By Teo Spengler Hawthorn shrubs are short and gnarly. These native North American trees make excellent defensive hedges with their dense growth pattern and thorny branches. If you want to know how to transplant a hawthorn shrub or when to move a hawthorn hedge, read on. You’ll find lots of good tips for transplanting hawthorn hedges. Transplanting Hawthorn Hedges Hawthorns (Crataegus monogyna) are often used for hedges. A dense hawthorn hedge offers great protection for small wildlife and birds and also does a good job at keeping out intruders. Hawthorns produce flowers in early summer, followed by showy berries. These stay on the shrubs into winter, providing birds with food during the cold months. Although the shrubs are happy campers once they are in the soil, the “thorn” part of hawthorn becomes important if you are thinking of hawthorn hedge transplanting, or trimming hawthorns for that matter. When to Move

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