This blockbuster collection of native hedges is perfect for producing an impressive hedging display with ease.
Hedges are a simple, yet impactful, way of boosting the privacy of your garden, while creating a great screen against unwanted incoming noise and wind. Thankfully, many hedge varieties thrive in our gardens with little maintenance.
This collection produces luscious green-leaved displays during spring and summer, before developing into autumnal colours as the year progresses. Flowers, catkins, and even fruit and berries can be seen growing on certain hedges.
A welcome boost to your garden’s wildlife, the full, bushy nature of the foliage acts as remarkable nesting spaces for birds, while any berries or fruits that emerge will feed small mammals.
Supplied as 50 bare root hedging plants, 40-60cm tall, including the following:
- Field Maple ‘Acer campestre’ x 5 - Large, textured green leaves in a five-loped shape grow in abundance on Field Maple hedges, which transform to golden yellow in autumn. Springtime brings pollen-rich blossom in a yellow-green shade, while winged fruits form in autumn. Proud holder of the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
- Hazel ‘Corylus avellana’ x 5 – Bushy hedges with big, green, rounded leaves with serrated edges and pointed tips, turning orange-gold in autumn. Fluffy yellow catkins dangle on bare twigs in early spring, along with tiny, easily missed, yellow flowers. If some catkins and flowers are saved from trimming, green hazelnuts can grow in autumn to feed squirrels.
- Hawthorn ‘Crataegus monogyna’ x 25 – Hardy hedges with green leaves and dainty white, fragrant flowers in spring. In autumn, the flowers develop into dark red berries, loved by birds. Thorny branches and dense natured to form a barrier for the garden, as well as a habitat for more than 100 types of insects.
- Bird Cherry ‘Prunus padus’ x 5 – Hardy and reliable, with flurries of fragrant white flowers on short spikes from spring with an almond-like perfume. Moving into autumn, the flowers turn into dark fruits along red stems.
- Blackthorn ‘Prunus spinosa’ x 5 – A producer of delicious sloe fruits. Spring brings small white flowers, even before the oval-shaped green leaves have chance to emerge. Autumnal black fruits, like damsons, can be picked when ripe in November and turned into sweet, fruity gin.
- Dog Rose ‘Rosa canina’ x 5 – Dog Rose hedges grow with rich green leaves and hooked thorns during spring and summer. Pale pink to white flowers emerge in summer, coating the plant with colour and bringing a floral aroma to the air. The flowers turn to red rose hips in autumn, which are delicious to birds.