Donegall Hawthorn

This little windswept tree was collected from the top of a wall in a derelict cottage near the village of Muff in Co Donegal about 7 years ago. In the truest sense of the word this is a bonsai produced by nature and I really like it. Apart from some branch extension and a little movement being put in to the long trunk  this tree is as it was collected. The tree was long overdue a re-pot.

Before Re-pot

Lower trunk and Nebari

The fissures on the trunk bark are truly amazing

Re-Pot

The pictures do not do the tree justice. The branches need some more ramification and some placing but something tells me that I want to keep this tree as close to as it was collected as possible. I reckon from the bark that this is an old tree. Somewhere between 30-50 years old although it’s not possible to tell accurately.

I have added a little piece of lava rock to try to enhance the image

2 Responses to Donegall Hawthorn

  1. Strange thing is Steve that it has grown very slowly since collection. Even with the improved care last year. Maybe this year will see a difference

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