Bare root Hedging Plants
Our bare root hedging plants are available from mid- November until Mid-late March.
Now in stock - Ready to plant out
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||1.99||Tough, good autumn colour|
|Alnus glutinosa||Alder||60-80 cm||1.99||Good in damp soil, fast|
|Betula pendula||Silver Birch||60-80 cm||1.49|
|Carpinus betulus||Hornbeam||60-80 cm||1.99||Retains brown leaves in winter|
|Cornus sanguinea||Dogwood||60-80 cm||1.99||Red stems, autumn colour|
|Corylus avellana||Hazel||60-80 cm||1.99||Easy, dense, autumn colour|
|Crataegus monogyna||Hawthorn/Quickthorn||60-80 cm||1.49||Dense, thorny, easy|
|Euonymus europaeus||Spindle||60-80 cm||Out of Stock||Autumn colour and fruit|
|Fagus sylvatica||Green Beech||60-80cm||2.49||Retains brown leaves in winter|
|Fagus sylvatice Purpurea||Copper Beech||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Purple leaves.|
|Ligustrum ovalifolium||Common Privet||60-80cm||2.49||semi evergreen, tough|
|Ligustrum vulgare||Wild Privet||60-80 cm||2.49||Semi evergreen,tough|
|Malus sylvestris||Crab Apple||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Blossom and fruit|
|Prunus avium||Wild Cherry||60-80 cm||1.99||Spring flowering native|
|Prunus padus||Bird Cherry||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Spring flowering native|
|Prunus spinosa||Blackthorn/Slow||60-80 cm||1.49|
|Quercus robur||English Oak||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Brown leaves in winter|
|Rosa arvensis||Field Rose||40-60 cm||Out of stock|
|Rosa canina||Dog Rose||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Flowers, hips, thorns|
|Rosa rugosa Rubra||Hedging Rose||60-80 cm||£2.49||Showy flowers and hips|
|Rosa rugosa Alba||Hedging Rose||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Showy flowers and hips|
|Rowan/Mountain Ash||60-80 cm||1.99||
Flowers, fruit, tough
|Viburnum lantana||Wayfaring Tree||60-80 cm||2.49||Spring flowers easy|
|Viburnum opulus||Guelder Rose||60-80 cm||Out of stock||Flowers, fruit, damp sites|
|Sambucus nigra||Elderberry||60-80cm||Out of stock||good flowers & fruit|
|Pot grown plants|
|Ilex aquifolium||English Holly||60-70 2litre||£9.49||Evergreen, berries on female|
|Lonicera periclymenum||Honeysuckle/Woodbine||9cm pot||£3.99||Scented climber|
|Salix Caprea||Goat Willow||60-80 cm||Out of stock|
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.