Top Questions About Indian Hawthorn Shrubs

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Questions About Indian Hawthorn Shrubs

Asked by
rae on
April 14, 2011

Q. What Is Excel or Copper Sulfate?

I have brown spots on my hawthornes and was told to use Excel, which I can’t find. Then told that copper sulfate was the same. Can’t find that either. . . . Please help.

Answered by
Heather on
April 17, 2011
Certified Expert
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These are both fungicides. They can be used, but there are several other fungicides that will work as well. I am assuming that this is for a fruit tree? You can go to your local garden center and ask for a fruit tree spray or a fungicide. It should be labeled fungicide on the bottle. All garden centers (should) carry at least one type of fungicide.

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Answered by
Anonymous on
April 17, 2011
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Silly me, you said it was for a hawthorne. Sorry. Regardless, you can still use a fruit tree spray on the plant as long as it is marked as containing a fungicide. Fruit trees have many fungi that can attack them and so there are several products that are sold to help gardeners treat fungus on fruit trees. But these products are just as effective on non fruit trees and plants.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 28, 2011

Q. Trimming Shrubs

How far back can you trim an Indian hawthorn shrub and when is the best time to do it?

Answered by
Nikki on
April 29, 2011
Certified Expert
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Like most spring-flowering shrubs, Indian hawthorn should be pruned after blooming. Next spring’s flowers are produced on this year’s growth, so if you prune heavily in the late summer or fall, you will reduce the number of flowers next spring.

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Anonymous on
May 25, 2011

Q. Indian Hawthorne

I have tried for 2 years to grow Indian Hawthornes in my yard and they all just quit growing/filling out. What am I doing wrong? I love them in landscaping. I plant them in full sun and water approx. 2-3 times of the week, depending on weather conditions.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 26, 2011
Certified Expert
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Have the soil tested. If they are not growing, there are several nutrient deficiencies that can cause this and a soil test can pinpoint which one it is.

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Asked by
wayne on
August 27, 2011

Q. Indian Hawthorne Shrubs

3 year old Indian hawthorne bushes are turning brown now. Water frequently. Have sprinkled blood meal around them. What else can I do? I sure don’t want to lose them now.

Answered by
Heather on
August 29, 2011
Certified Expert
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You may want to try watering more deeply. If you water frequently but only for a short period of time, the water may only be sitting on the surface without getting too deep, which means that it will evaporate quickly from the soil. Less frequent but deeper watering will help your shrubs more because the water stays longer.

You may also want treat the plants with a fungicide. The browning could be caused by a fungus. There are several that could cause this, but a general fungicide will treat most of them.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 9, 2011

Q. Sick Bushes

What should I do to fix sparse leaves on Indian Hawthorn bushes?

Answered by
Nikki on
October 9, 2011
Certified Expert
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Sparse leaves can be caused by a few different things. Are they yellowing and falling off or do they just not grow in well? Let us know and we can better advise you on what to do.

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Asked by
Jammy3 on
May 4, 2014

Q. Transplanting Indian Hawthorne

I recently moved an Indian Hawthorne bush from the front of my house to the backyard. The leaves have all turned brown but the limbs are not brittle. I don’t know if it’s in shock or dead. How do I know if it’s dead?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
May 5, 2014
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This article should answer your questions: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/how-to-tell-if-a-plant-is-dead-and-how-to-recover-an-almost-dead-plant.htm
Make sure to provide plenty of moisture, both for the roots and for the area around the roots, and your hawthorn should pick up.

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Asked by
carolmarie on
June 4, 2014

Q. Can pink Indian Hawthorn shrub be grown from a cutting?

I have a white Indian Hawthorn shrub growing well, but my pink one died.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 4, 2014
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This article should answer some questions for you: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/propagate-pink-indian-hawthorn-57025.html

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