I found these two interesting Hawthorn trees. First one is probably more expensive, being offered to me for some 300 euros. The second one is on an auction, so I won’t really know the final price, but it will probably be less than the first one (if I actually manage to win).
The first one is a clump, with the main trunk having a kinda uninteresting straight section. It’s got potential, but is it worth 300 euros (plus shipping)?
The second one is a raft, but I’m concerned with the upwards heading end of it. It’s been cut and any new growth was cut from it so I suspect it will likely die back to the nearest branch (basically turning the raft into a clump).
What do you guys think, #1 or #2?