Hedging ‘Bare root’

Below is our extensive range of bare root hedge plants, many of these are native. Bare root plants are the most economical & traditional way to plant a hedge. Please note that bare root hedge plants are only available from November-April.

We strongly recommend using Mycorrizhal Fungi to enhance & hasten establishment of young bare root plants.

All prices include VAT.

 

Price per 10 Price per 25 Price per 50 Price per 100 Price per 1000
Hawthorn

(Quickthorn)

£9.00 £18.00 £25 £45
Blackthorn £9.00 £18.00 £25 £45
Hazel £10.00 £25.00 £48 £90
Field Maple Sold out
Green Beech 12” sold out
Green Beech 24” sold out
Green Beech 36 sold out
Hippophae £10.00 £24.00 £45 £80
Hornbeam £10.00 £24.00 £45 £80
Privet £12.00 £28.00 £55 £99
Oak £10.00 £22.00 £40 £65
Malus £10.00 £24.00 £45 £85
Rowan sold out
Rosa Rugosa £10.00 £20.00 £32 £49  
Alder sold out
Silver birch £10.00 £22.00 £35 £60
Downy birch sold out
Euonymus spindle sold out
Gorse £25.00
Elder sold out
Norway Spruce £15.00
Nordman fir £24.00  
Prunus,

Wild Cherry

sold out
Sitka spruce £15.00
Salix Alba   £20.00    
Salix cinerea  £10.00    

 

Wildlife and bee friendly mixed hedge now avaiable in 10’s containing single trees of the following:

 silver birch, hazel, blackthorn, sea-buckthorn, flowering quince, crab apple, cherry, hawthorn, guelder-rose, mountain ash.

 

 

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Edible edge: Hazel, Blackthorn, Rosa Rugosa, Sea-buckthorn, Crab apple, Elder, Wild cherry

Wet sites(not waterlogged): Alder, Silver Birch, Ash, Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Oak

Dry/Sandy Sites: Field Maple, Hornbeam, Privet, Silver Birch, Sweet Chestnut, Sea Buckthorn

Chalky Soil: Ash, Beech, Field Maple, Horse Chestnut, Hornbeam, Privet, Silver Birch

Windy/Exposed Sites: Ash, Beech, Blackthorn, Alder, Hawthorn, Hornbeam, Oak, Sea Buckthorn, Silver Birch, Hazel, Malus, Norway Spruce

Coastal Areas: Ash, Alder, Blackthorn, Field Maple, Hawthorn, Privet, Sea Buckthorn, Sweet Chestnut, Rosa Rugosa, Oak

Fast-growing: Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel, Alder, Silver Birch, Rosa Rugosa, Norway Spruce, Sea Buckthorn

Alder Alnus Glutinosa: Alder is a fast-growing, native, deciduous hedge which bears glossy leaves followed by woody cones in the autumn. Alder grows best in moist/wet soils & will tolerate all soil types except from very chalky soil. Grows well in coastal areas. Alder keeps its leaves quite late, often until November.

Beech Fagus Sylvatica: Beech is a slow-growing, native but dense hedge which offers superb foliage all though winter.It is deciduous but if trimmed annually in August the leaves will usually be retained in a dry state throughout most of the winter. Beech tolerates most soils except heavy clay. Copper Beech is best planted in full sun to retain the colour. Beech is best planted in sheltered sites, away from frost pockets. To obtain a thick hedge we advise you to plant 7 plants per metre.

Blackthorn Prunus Spinosa: Blackthorn is a dense, prickly, deciduous and tall thorn hedge which is ideal for windy areas. Blackthorn will grow in all soils, except waterlogged soil, but it is not suitable for shady areas. White flowers blossom early in the year & are followed by sloes in the autumn for October-November harvesting.  To obtain a thick hedge we advise you to plant 5-7 plants per metre.

Crab Apple Malus: Malus produces a colourful hedge – pink flowers emerge from red buds in the spring & crab apples appear in the autumn. Malus is a native, hardy, deciduous hedge & will tolerate dry & exposed areas. Best grown in full sun.

Downy birch Betula pubescens  is a small, spindly tree with thin branches and papery bark. It is found on heathland, moorland and mountainsides, as well as on damp soils. In spring, the male catkins turn yellow and shed their pollen, which is carried by the wind to the short, green, female catkins that appear on the same tree. In winter, the fertilised catkins that have hung on the tree all summer, will break up into winged seeds, ready to disperse.

Elder sambucus nigra: Elder hedging, Sambus Nigra, or Elderberry is a very familiar shrub or small tree commonly found in gardens and native hedgerows. Sambucus nigra is more often found near farms as it prefers a nitrogen rich soil and so tends to grow near sites of organic waste as well as chalky soils and coastal sights. Growing at a rate of up to 60cm per year it will provide a dense hedge very quickly up to about 5 metres high. We would recommend 2-3 plants per metre.

European Spindle Euonymus europaeus: Tree is a tall, upright, sometimes spindly, deciduous shrub or small tree that has the typical Euonymus characteristics; a tough, long-lasting plant that grows rounder and wider as it matures. In the wild, European Spindle Tree is usually found in the woods, scrub, and hedges of Europe, usually on calcareous soils. Its’ most showy feature is the brightly colored fall berries that begin shrouded in pink to red capsules and open to bright orange fleshy seed coverings, which are eaten by some birds.The European Spindle Tree is particularly suited to dry shaded areas and prefers a well-drained, alkaline, loamy soil. It tolerates most soil types and should be planted in well drained but moist soil in full sun to part shade. It tolerates close to full shade.

Field Maple Acer campestre hedge plants are a native species and the UK’s only native Maple. Field Maple is known for its large lobed, mid-green foliage which turns buttery yellow in autumn just before the winged seed pods release. A fast-growing hedging plant, Field Maple is popularly grown in a Native Mix, though looks equally as attractive when grown alone.

Hawthorn(Quickthorn) Crataegus Monogyna: Hawthorn is a traditional, fast-growing, thorny, native hedge which produces scented white flowers followed by red haws in the autumn. The hedge becomes very thick and dense in a short period of time, hence the name.  Hawthorn is a very hardy hedge & is useful in coastal areas & exposed sites. Will also tolerate damp areas.To obtain a thick hedge we advise you to plant 5-7 plants per metre.

Hazel Corylus Avellana: Hazel is a large, fast growing hedge which produces long, yellow catkins followed by edible nuts in the autumn. Hazel tolerates shade & windy/exposed sites, & will grow in moist soils. Ideal to plant with Thorn.  To obtain a thick hedge we advise you to plant 7 plants per metre.

Hornbeam Carpinus Betulus: Hornbeam is a hardy, native, semi-evergreen hedging plant. It is similar to Beech however it tolerates poor soils & exposed sites better than Beech. Hornbeam is suitable for wet & clay soils but it is not suitable for coastal areas.

Privet Ligustrum:  Privet is a traditional, evergreen hedge which bears glossy foliage. Privet will tolerate most soil types apart from wet locations. Ideal as a screen for privacy or as a windbreak. We advise you to plant 5 plants to the metre.

Rosa Rugosa: Rosa Rugosa is a rapid growing, dense, deciduous and prickly hedge which produces highly scented pink, white or red flowers in the summer, followed by hips. Rosa Rugosa will grow in most soils apart from waterlogged areas. An ideal hedging plant for coastal areas. Ideal to prevent unwanted visitors in the garden.

Rowan Sorbus aucuparia: or European Mountain Ash, is a small, deciduous tree, often multi-trunked and low-branching, that grows to 40 feet. It has an erect, oval form when young, becoming a slender trunk with branches curving upwards as the tree ages. . The fruits are a good food source for birds and the fall foliage of yellow to reddish-purple leaves adds to the attractiveness of the tree. The European Mountain Ash grows best in moist, acidic, well-drained soils in full sun.They are not related to true ashes (Fraxinus), which are in the olive family.

Norway Spruce Picea abies: Norway Spruce is a traditional christmas tree & forms a fast-growing, evergreen hedge which thrives in many soil types, especially acidic soils. Norway Spruce is suitable for windy/exposed sites but is not suitable for coastal & waterlogged areas.

Nordman fir Abies nordmanniana: it is best suited for a northern climate.  It dislikes hot, dry summers and clay soils.  It casts dense shade with branches that often reach the ground.  It is easy to transplant and is one of the easier Abies sp. to grow.  Leaves provide winter interest and a great backdrop to other landscape plants. Commonly grown as a commercial Christmas tree

Oak Quercus: Oak makes an excellent hedge especially in coastal areas. Oak provides a good windbreak but it is not suitable for cold, inland areas.

Silver Birch Betula Pendula: A fast-growing, native, deciduous hedge. Silver Birch prefers light, free-draining soil & copes well in exposed sites.

Sea Buckthorn Hippophae: A fast-growing, native, deciduous, thorny plant which thrives by the sea. Hippophae is suitable for shady, dry & exposed areas. It produces masses of orange berries in the autumn suitable for making marmalade.

Wild cherry prunus avium: Wild Cherry hedging are one of the most ornamental of our native hedging species. With masses of white flowers from early spring followed by red cherries which are popular with the birds and then wonderful autumnal colour, Prunus avium is an attractive native shrub or can be allowed to grow as a hedgerow tree.

 

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