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APONOGETON DISTACHYOS (Water Hawthorn)

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  • Buy in a 2 litre basket (15cm/6" high)
  • Aponogeton distachyos (Water Hawthorn)
  • Oval floating leaf 15cm (6") long and scented white flowers with black markings that float on deeper water
  • Flowers March - May and sometimes October - November when no other pond plant is flowering. Dormant (nothing to see) during summer months. Plant in a sunny, partially shaded or shaded pond 
  • Plant with between 20 - 90cm (8" and 36") of water over the top of the basket. Suitable for shelf 2 or 3
  • Available only January - April.

Water Hawthorn disappears completely from view in the summer months and returns to growth as the water temperature cools. Please do not throw away a dormant basket of Aponogeton distachyos in the summer thinking it has died. This deep water pond plant is a good complement to summer flowering waterlilies to give surface cover early in the year.

Read how to care for your surface cover plants in Tips and Advice

<p>Plants for Pollinators</p> <p>Sunny position</p> <p>Partially shaded position</p> <p>Shaded position</p> <p>Suitable for shelf depth 23-44cm (approx 10-17”)</p><p>Suitable for shelf depth 45cm+ (approx 18”+)</p>

Important delivery information

Plant orders are dispatched to UK destinations only and leave the Nursery on a Monday - Thursday inclusive to avoid the weekend. Your order will be picked in the Nursery and the ready potted plant in its basket or bareroot oxygenator (as specified in the description) will be wrapped that day in damp newspaper and a plastic bag to keep it fresh during transit. Plants will normally be dispatched within a week of our receipt of your order.

All items are then boxed for collection by the courier APC Parcelrite or UKMail that afternoon for expected delivery within 24 hours after despatch (Highlands and Islands excepted)

Please unwrap all plants from their packaging as soon as possible and place in the situations specified on the plant ticket.

Order ValueDelivery Cost
£1.00 - £29.99 £6.00
£30.00 - £99.99 £12.00
£100.00 - £199.99 £24.00
£200+ £36.00

An additional surcharge will be added 
at checkout if your delivery address
is North of Perth (+£10) or an Island 
(+£10 = PO & TR)
(+£25 = Scottish Islands, IM & BT) or 
(+£50 = JE & GY).

Reviews from other Waterside customers

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David Gooch

March 2017

Excellent service. Plants arrived well packed and already starting to show signs of growth. Look forward to seeing them in flower as the season progresses

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Tom Casey

July 2015

Very good service and excellent help when we phoned for some advice following delivery

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