Growing guide

How to grow hawthorn

Hawthorn can be grown as a tree or a hedge. As trees, they are small to medium-sized and ideal for your garden. As hedges, they form a dense boundary that blossoms and supports wildlife.

Quick facts

  • Ideal for hedges or garden trees
  • Deciduous (loses leaves in winter) 
  • Provides food and shelter for wildlife
  • Can grow in exposed sites and on wet soils
  • Position in sun or part-shade
  • Trees need little maintenance once established
  • Trim hedges at least once a year to shape them 

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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