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The Hawthorn

The Hawthorn

Then, as now, the hawthorn was a staple of Victorian hedgerows, while a double-flowering variety (pictured) was popular in Victorian gardens as a tree. The Glastonbury thorn was the most widely planted garden hawthorn by the late Victorian age.

Information and image taken from F. Edward Hulme and Shirley Hibberd, Familiar Garden Flowers (Cassell, Peter, Galpin and Co.: London: c. 1890), 5 vols.

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