A delightful mix of five classic wildlife varieties:
5x Hawthorn - A deciduous, thorny hedging plant which responds well to trimming. Hawthorn is a popular choice in hedging as it is useful for security purposes as well as being extremely hardy. Native to UK.
5x Blackthorn - A thorny native hedging plant which responds well to pruning and can make an impenetrable barrier. A mass of brilliant white flowers bloom in late winter or early spring followed by small blue-black edible fruits in the autumn. Native to UK.
5x Hazel - A deciduous, bushy hedging plant which responds well to trimming. Hazel produces edible nuts in late winter/ early spring. Native to UK.
5x Elderberry - A classic bushy hedging plant native to the UK. The fragrant summer flowers make a delicious cordial, both flowers and autumn berries have long been widely used in rural winemaking.
5x Bird Cherry - A beautiful and hardy native variety, this Bird Cherry produces a mass of brilliant white flowers in spring, followed by bright red edible fruits in summer/autumn.
- Flower Colour: varies - white to pink
- Foliage Colour: varying shades of green
- Approx. Growth Height: varies - 3-12m (10-40ft)
- Flowering Period: Spring-Summer
- Tolerance: drought tolerant, pollution tolerant, exposure tolerant
- Growing Habit: varies - mainly upright and bushy
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Exposure: sheltered, exposed
- Rate of Growth: varies - medium to fast
- Final Size if Untrimmed: varies - large shrub to medium-sized tree
- Wildlife: Attracts birds, bees and other insects.
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 60-90cm (2-3ft)
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: all soil types
- Moisture: well drained, moist but well drained
- Planting Distance: 60cm (2ft)
This mixed hedging will grow in almost all well-drained soil and prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade.
This mixed hedging can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance
Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.
Can be maintained at over 180cm (6ft).