Bare root Hedging Plants

Our bare root hedging plants are available from mid- November until late February.

Updated list for 2021 to follow -  mid-November when the bare root hedging will become available.

This list can change on a DAILY basis so please contact us  for availability if you are after specific varieties & quantities.

BARE ROOT HEDGING        
         
  COMMON  NAME SIZE PRICE FEATURES
         
Acer campestre Field Maple 60-80 cm sold out Tough, good autumn colour
Alnus glutinosa Alder 60-80 cm sold out Good in damp soil, fast
Betula pendula Silver Birch 60-80 cm sold out Stems, autumn colour
    125-150 cm sold out  
Betula pubescens White/Downy Birch 60-80 cm sold out Hardy, fast growing
Carpinus betulus Hornbeam 60-80 cm sold out Retains brown leaves in winter
Cornus sanguinea Dogwood 60-80 cm  sold out Red stems, autumn colour
Corylus avellana Hazel 60-80 cm sold out Easy, dense, autumn colour
Crataegus monogyna Hawthorn/Quickthorn 60-80 cm sold out Dense, thorny, easy
Euonymus europaeus Spindle 60-80 cm sold out Autumn colour and fruit
         
Fagus sylvatica Green Beech 60-80 cm sold out Retains brown leaves in winter
    125-150 cm sold out Dense growth
Fagus sylvatice Purpurea Copper Beech 60-80 cms sold out Purple leaves.
    125-150 cm sold out  
         
Ligustrum ovalifolium Green Privet 40-60 cm sold out Semi evergreen
Ligustrum vulgare Wild Privet 60-80 cm sold out Semi evergreen,tough
Malus sylvestris Crab Apple 60-80 cm sold out Blossom and fruit
Populus nigra Betulifolia Black Poplar 60-80 cm sold out Unusual native, fast
Prunus avium Wild Cherry 60-80 cms sold out Spring flowering native
    125-150 cm sold out  
Prunus padus Bird Cherry 60-80 cm sold out Spring flowering native
Prunus spinosa Blackthorn/Slow 60-80 cm sold out Blossom, fruit, thorns
         
Quercus robur English Oak 60-80 cm sold out Brown leaves in winter
    125-150 cm sold out  
Quercus petraea Sessile Oak 60-80 cm sold out Tough native
Rhamnus frangula Alder Buckthorn 40-60 cm sold out Fast, tough,wildlife friendly
         
Rosa arvensis Field Rose 60-80 cm sold out Flowers, hips, thorns
Rosa canina Dog Rose 60-80 cm sold out Flowers, hips, thorns
Rosa rugosa Rubra Hedging Rose 60-80 cm sold out Showy flowers and hips
Rosa rugosa Alba Hedging Rose 60-80 cm sold out Showy flowers and hips
Sorbus aucuparia Rowan/Mountain Ash 125 150 cm sold out Flowers, fruit, tough
Viburnum lantana Wayfaring Tree 60-80 cm sold out Spring flowers easy
Viburnum opulus Guelder Rose 40-60 cm sold out Flowers, fruit, damp sites
         
9cm pot grown plants        
Ilex aquifolium English Holly   £4.99 Evergreen, berries on female
Lonicera periclymenum Honeysuckle/Woodbine   £3.99 Scented climber
         

Bare rooted hedging plants can provide you with a versatile and cost effective way of planting up a hedge or a wild patch of your garden. Our range is sourced and grown locally to ensure you are getting plants well suited to our area, and we are all supporting the local economy.  Many of the species are British natives and your hedge can help to support a diverse range of wildlife by providing food and shelter.  

The plants are grown in fields then lifted once the leaves drop and they become dormant.  They will have some roots attached and although the stems may look a little sparse without their leaves, come the spring they will soon burst back into life.  We sell Holly and Honeysuckle in small pots as they will not survive this treatment very well.   When you get your hedging home, if you don’t intend to plant it straight away you can either keep the roots wrapped in plastic and store it in a sheltered spot or a shed, or dig a small trench and ‘heel’ the roots into the ground until you need them.  Whichever you choose, the main thing is to ensure the roots do not dry out, and immediately prior to planting it’s a good idea to plunge them into a bucket of water for an hour to ensure they are in prime condition to go into the ground. 

Planting distances. As a general guide use 3-5 plants per metre. Some species need less. Also take into account whether you are wanting a single line or a double staggered row.

Plant your hedging into well prepared soil, ideally with some extra organic matter incorporated.  You can plant using the slit spade method if the ground is easy to dig. Just put your spade in the ground and push away from you. Drop the hedging whip (sapling) in the 'slit' , make sure the roots are not showing and take the spade out and firm in with your boot.
If you don’t have a compost heap you can buy some Carrs Organic Soil Improver or Erin Farm Yard Manure to dig in if the soil is needing nurishment or has had existing planting before.   It’s a good idea to consider using Vitax Rootmore, which is a combination of beneficial fungi, bacteria and root stimulants to help your hedging develop a strong healthy root system, which in turn will support vigorous shoots.  Make sure your hedge does not dry out at any time, especially in its first spring and summer.  If you apply a layer of mulch around the base after planting this will help keep the moisture in and also suppress some of the weed growth.  Also consider rabbit guards for plants if they are a problem in your area.

 

 

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