Gardens Water hawthorn
water hawthorn plant used to flower really well in winter. This
year, however, it seems to be suffering. One thing that I have noticed
is that there are a lot of brown leaves on it, and they appear to
be smaller than the others. What's the problem, do you think?
water hawthorn should definitely be in flower and looking its best
in the winter months. I wonder of it might need feeding. Just the
same as water lilies, they do love their food and a good feed with
a quality water lily fertiliser will probably do it wonders. Remember
to keep feeding regularly, about every two weeks or so, as they
really power through it. Pick off those dead leaves and flowers
like you would with any other plants. I would also advise you to
give it the biggest pot possible as these plants like to have a
deep root run.
Gardener, Issue 102, 2002, Page 20
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.