Indian Hawthorn - Raphiolepis indica

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Indian Hawthorn - Raphiolepis indica

Post  Andrew Legg on Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:26 pm

Hi All,

Does anyone have any experience growing Indian Hawthorn as a bonsai? I've been promised a great stump by a friend, and would like to know anything about their cultivation as bonsai.

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Andrew

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Hi Andrew

Post  tap pi lu on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:18 pm

you go to google : tex : "Crataegus".
they have a lot in Lao Cai province, northern Vietnam.
cultivated land is hilly land on the mountain.I think the quality cultivation of very well, it will grow

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Re: Indian Hawthorn - Raphiolepis indica

Post  Russell Coker on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:07 pm




Hi Andrew.

I've never tried it as bonsai, but I have seen a couple of nice, old ones over the years. It's a common landscape plant here, but I have found them difficult to transplant (in a garden situation). They seem to resent being moved and cut back, even when they are young. I wouldn't consider trying to move them except in early spring before any signs of new growth.

Keep us posted.

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Post  Andrew Legg on Tue Aug 28, 2012 1:31 pm

Tap pi lu, I may be wrong, but it may be a different species? Thanks for the suggestion!

Russell, this particular one has been dug out already, so it's either to the tip or into my back yard. I know what you'd do! :-) Thanks for the advice.

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Andrew

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Post  tap pi lu on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:28 am

Andrew Legg wrote:Tap pi lu, I may be wrong, but it may be a different species? Thanks for the suggestion!

Russell, this particular one has been dug out already, so it's either to the tip or into my back yard. I know what you'd do! :-) Thanks for the advice.

Cheers,

Andrew
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oh. Indian Hawthorn I have photos of it.I do not have it but I'm sure that will be very good for bonsai

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Post  Andrew Legg on Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:32 am

tap pi lu wrote:
Andrew Legg wrote:Tap pi lu, I may be wrong, but it may be a different species? Thanks for the suggestion!

Russell, this particular one has been dug out already, so it's either to the tip or into my back yard. I know what you'd do! :-) Thanks for the advice.

Cheers,

Andrew
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oh. Indian Hawthorn I have photos of it.I do not have it but I'm sure that will be very good for bonsai

Tap pi lu, I'm going this evening to have a look at the stump. I'll post a photo once I get back. Very Happy Can't wait!

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Post  Andrew Legg on Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:46 pm

So all, here's the tree!



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Post  tap pi lu on Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:24 am

flower plants like this is right or wrong

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Post  Andrew Legg on Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:48 am

tap pi lu wrote:flower plants like this is right or wrong

Tap pi lu, I'm not sure what you mean? Are you asking whether it is right to make bonsai from flowering plants?

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hi

Post  tap pi lu on Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:11 am

I've read this picture on Google.May be incorrect.
but I think all of are used as bonsai trees.
Flowering trees are more beautiful.
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Re: Indian Hawthorn - Raphiolepis indica

Post  Neli on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:43 am

Andrew,
How is your raphiolepsis? Can You post a picture?
It is one of Tanya Vissers favorite plants...she told me when she came to visit me.

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Post  Neli on Wed Jan 29, 2014 5:44 am

Sorry I never realized, you just posted it...I was googling it and it just came.

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Re: Indian Hawthorn - Raphiolepis indica

Post  MichaelJ on Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:54 pm

Rhaphiolepis indica is different from other plants referred to as hawthorn. Last year, I dug some really good old ones out and spent several days trying to figure out what to do with it, because every time I looked up hawthorn bonsai, I would find pages about crataegus.

I dug out four of them that were the size of smart cars. I pruned them back pretty hard, about like you did. One is thriving. There are new buds all over the old wood. Two are still alive, and growing at the tips, but not budding back on old wood. The fourth one got knocked over by my dogs and some of the roots dried out before I discovered it, resulting in a lot of foliage later drying up, so that one might be failing. In California, where I live, they are very common landscape plants, so finding older material for free or nearly free is easy. Digging them out can be hard work, though. They like to send out thick tap roots.

They don't have tiny leaves, and I don't know of a way to reduce leaf size significantly. Most of the good ones I've seen are very large with very thick trunks, but I've actually seen one good one that was shohin. I've mostly seen them as informal upright, clump and cascade styles. They do best in Zones 7-10 and are hardy to 0°F. They prefer partial shade. They like slightly acidic, well-draining soil with a little more organic composition than more traditional bonsai species. They flower in mid-spring and produce bluish-black berries in the fall.


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