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Bare root Hedging

This is the traditional and economical way to purchase hedging and young trees. These plants are grown in the soil in our fields and can only be sold when dormant, usually from November until early April. Bare rooted trees are a low cost, low input crop (we don’t need pots, compost etc) and so represent great value for money.

Planting density is very much a matter of choice and budget but we recommend taking full advantage of these low cost plants and planting a staggered double row, generally at between 5 and 7 plants per metre to give a dense bushy hedge. A single row at 3-5 plants per metre will still give good coverage if you are patient. (These figures are guidelines for smaller plants, our recommended planting density varies with plant size/age and this information is displayed with each size of plant).Some customers choose to order a few spares and pop them in the veg patch/flower border to replace the occasional failed plant.

Need more than £1000 worth of plants? Why not email us today with the numbers and size(s) you are interested in and we will get back to you with a special quote, or simply call us on 01580 765600.

We hope you find the information on our website useful but please call on 01580 765600 or email us if you need any help choosing the right plants or working out of numbers or indeed any other hedging advice - our office is manned by ladies who have all had first hand production experience working outside with the plants here on the nursery with the plants so are well qualified to advise you.

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  • Alders are tough hardy trees well suited to harsh or wet conitions, we stock Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Grey Alder (Alnus incana) and the Italian Alder (Alnus incana)

  • The June Berry, Amelanchier lamarckii brings a flurry of gorgeous white flowers in spring as the bronzy coloured new leaves emerge, lovely as a tree, shrub or hedge.

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  • Aspen is a member of the Poplar family, the toothed leaves quiver and rustle in the slightest summer breeze and turn to rich hues of buttery yellow in Autumn.

  • A favourite hedging plant in UK gardens, we grow both the green and purple varieties in a massive range of sizes. Both varieties retain their russet brown leaves in the winter

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  • Berberis plants make great hedges! All are very prickly, we grow types with colourful summer foliage as well as Berberis darwinii and Berberis x stenophylla that are evergreen

  • Birches are tough and easy to grow trees with magnificent stem colour that appears on older specimens, all have a graceful habit of growth and attractive autumn foliage.

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  • Blackthorn or Prunus spinosa is a tough and floriferous native shrub often seen in mixed wild hedgerows, masses of the Damson-like Sloes appear in Autumn.

  • Box or Buxus hedging plants are practically indispensable in any formal garden needing a low hedge, all varieties are evergeen and may be clipped into any shape.

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  • Excellent plants for native hedges, we grow Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) and Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

  • We have the native Wild, Bird and Cornelian cherries here as well as the showy ornamental flowering varieties, not forgetting the beautiful Tibetan Cherry with its ornamental bark.

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  • Young trees of both Aesculus hippocastanum the Horse Chestnut and Castanea sativa the Sweet Chestnut, both will develop into large and magnificent trees.

  • Young plants of the slower growing non drop Nordmann Christmas tree Abies nordmanniana and the faster growing Norway Spruce, Picea abies.

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  • Cotoneasters are versatile and easy to grow, we have the most popular hedging types together with the ground covering varieties Coral Beauty and Dammeri

  • The Wild Crabapple is one of our native trees sought after for the crabapple jelly made from its fruits, it also makes an excellent hedging plant, particularly in mixed hedges.

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  • Great shrubs for winter interest, Dogwoods come alive in the winter months with the beauty of their coloured stems, cut them hard in spring for a new show of colour next winter.

  • A great native shrub for attracting wildlife with its familiar flat heads of white flowers and bunches of shiney black elderberries, easy to grow and good for chalky soil.

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  • Few shrubs give so much early spring colour at such modest cost, Flowering Currant makes an excellent and rather alternative hedge - or a more mainstream border shrub.

  • A colourful harbinger of Spring, the bare branches of Forsythia spectabilis are clothed in a mass of golden yellow flowers early in the year, an easy and reliable plant.

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  • One of our most beautiful native shrubs, the maple-like foliage is a foil for the lacecap flowers that develop into translucent shiney berries, a must for any native mixed hedge.

  • A good hedge in its own right or mixed hedgerows. Hazel sticks can be used as rustic unobtrusive plant supports. Probably the only harvest you will get before the squirrels!

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  • One of our best sellers, Hornbeam is easy to establish and thrives where it is too wet for Beech, it also retains its nut brown foliage in winter. Our plants are the best you will find.

  • The Larch or Larix kaempferi is one of the few conifers that are deciduous, the sea green foliage that emerges looking so fresh in Spring turns rich golden yellow in Autumn.

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  • Laurel is one of our best selling evergreen hedging plants, they are easy to grow and give great privacy, they look good all year round and come in a huge range of sizes.

  • We have the Small leaf lime Tilia cordata and the large leaf lime Tilia platyphyllos, both are classic plants for avenues, pollarding and pleaching but may also be used for hedging.

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  • Although it is a great deciduous hedge in its own right, the Field Maple is more commonly seen mixed into native hedgerows, beautiful golden yellow autumn foliage.

  • Whether you grow it as a hedge or as part of a shrub border, Mock Orange will fill your garden with its delicious fragrance each summer and tolerate pretty much any soil.

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  • Sorbus aucuparia, the Mountain Ash or Rowan - a tree that grows practically anywhere delighting humans and birds with its colourful berries in late summer.

  • Young trees of the stately English and Red Oaks, the latter having fine Autumn colour. Holm Oak is an excellent and uncommon evergreen hedging or topiary plant.

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  • The wild species of Pear, in Spring its branches are smothered in white blossom that develops into small, succulent pears. Very much at home in a mixed native hedgerow.

  • The Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris is not really a hedging plant but it does make a welcome evergreen screening plant especially when combined with other native species.

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  • The bare branches of the Myrobalan Plum are clothed with white flowers in spring followed by edible cherry plums in Autumn, makes a dense hedge on its own or in a mix.

  • The Lombardy Poplar, Populus nigra italica is a fast growing and very distinctive deciduous tree, great for architectural planting where space permits, or for a tall narrow screen.

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  • One of our best sellers, Privet is tolerant of shade and poor soil, trims very well making a tidy and easily maintained hedge, we stock the Green, Golden and Wild varieties.

  • Farmers know a good hedge when they see one, Crataegus monogyna is the backbone of many rural hedges, the flowers and fruits attract many forms of wildlife.

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  • A wide selection of seed grown species Roses grown for their more delicate flowers and showy hips, all make great additions to mixed or as single species hedges.

  • Snowberry is a great low maintenance hedging shrub that is grows anywhere from full sun to very shady making it an excellent and low cost choice for difficult sites.

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  • One of our most colourful hedgerow natives that does particularly well on chalky soil, in Autumn the leaves turn to rich pinkish-red, the same colour as the intriguing fruits.

  • Viburnum lantana is our native Wayfaing Tree, a familiar wild hedgerow plant especially common on chalky soils, the fruits mature to red and black from white flower clusters.

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  • Willows are easy to grow plants particularly suited to wet sites, we stock the graceful weeping willow as well as the Osier, Golden and Scarlet willows valued for their stems.

  • The aristocrat of hedging plants, with reasonable drainage Yew is one of the best for all hedges, screens and topiary. Annual growth of 30cm or more in good soil.


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