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We have an excellent selection of thorney plants to provide security and deter intruders from your boundary, whether you need evergreen security hedging such as Berberis darwinii or Pyracantha, a thorney flowering hedge such as our selection of Roses, our very popular native hedgerow mixes or a more formal or tall security hedge such as Holly.

For a really impenetrable barrier you could try planting these prickly plants on either side of a strong wire netting fence where they will grow through the netting to form a particularly secure boundary as the plants develop, a technique used by many farmers.

Many of these plants may also be planted in groups instead of a hedge where they will grow into a prickly thicket to prevent access where this is undesirable, on the corner of a plot where people cut through for example. Scroll down to see our complete range of prickly species.

  • BERBERIS DARWINII
    BERBERIS DARWINII
     
  • BERBERIS GREEN
    BERBERIS GREEN
     
  • A great evergreen variety of Berberis making a dense and fairly fast growing prickly hedge, masses of rich orange flowers appear in late spring followed by edible barberries.

  • A deciduous prickly plant that is an excellent intruder deterent often used as a security hedge. Colourful features of yellow flowers in spring and red barberries in autumn.

  • BERBERIS PURPLE
    BERBERIS PURPLE
     
  • BERBERIS PURPLE DWARF
    BERBERIS PURPLE DWARF
     
  • This purple variety of Berberis is a deciduous medium sized extremely prickly shrub. Yellow flowers are followed by vibrant red fruits complimenting the red leaf.

  • This dwarf form of Berberis with dense bushy growth has attractive reddish purple foliage in summer which turns to an eyecatching red in autumn.

  • BERBERIS STENOPHYLLA
    BERBERIS STENOPHYLLA
     
  • BLACKTHORN
    BLACKTHORN
     
  • A fast growing prickly evergreen shrub making a very dense security hedge. Masses of rich yellow flowers in late spring are followed by spherical blue fruits.

  • 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.

  • BUCKTHORN SEA
    BUCKTHORN SEA
     
  • GORSE
    GORSE
     
  • Silvery green prickly foliage of Sea Buckthorn, a plant that thrives in coastal conditions, has tiny yellow flowers in spring followed by bright orange berries.

  • With its brilliant display of bright yellow flowers, Gorse is one of the most floriferous native plants and one of the most thorney, these plants thrive in dry and acidic soils.

  • Holly Blue (Ilex) shrub with white flowers and red berries
    HOLLY BLUE
     
  • HOLLY GREEN
    HOLLY GREEN
     
  • White flowers followed by red berries make a fantastic show against the deep blue green leaf colour of Ilex Meservae Blue Princess. Makes an excellent dense hedge.

  • A traditional hedge very popular due to its dense impenetrable yet attractive nature. Ilex Aquifolium has tiny white flowers and red berries on females plants. All are seed grown.

  • PLUM MYROBALAN
    PLUM MYROBALAN
     
  • PYRACANTHA ORANGE
    PYRACANTHA ORANGE
     
  • 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.

  • Pyracantha Orange Glow makes an excellent  prickly evergreen security hedge but is also very attractive with the white flowers appearing in June followed by orange berries.

  • PYRACANTHA RED
    PYRACANTHA RED
     
  • PYRACANTHA YELLOW
    PYRACANTHA YELLOW
     
  • Pyracantha Red Column is an attractive but thorny evergreen shrub with white flowers in June followed by bright red berries. It makes a very effective impenetrable barrier.

  • Another colourful display this time with yellow berries from this much to offer plant. As with all Pyracantha a superb security hedge. Fast growing at 30-60cm per year.

  • QUICKTHORN (HAWTHORN)
    QUICKTHORN (HAWTHORN)
     
  • ROSE DOG ROSE
    ROSE DOG ROSE
     
  • 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.

  • Rosa Canina is often found in mixed hedgerows with its arching stems and pale pink flowers in summer. The red hips in autumn are good for making rose hip syrup.

  • ROSE RUGOSA RED
    ROSE RUGOSA RED
     
  • ROSE RUGOSA WHITE
    ROSE RUGOSA WHITE
     
  • The Rosa Rugosa Rubra has an upright prickly habit making it one of the best roses to make a rose hedge. The fragrant rosy red single flowers are followed by large red hips.

  • Upright stems of Rosa Rugosa White are covered with masses of small thorns making an excellent pretty security hedge. Fragrant white flowers through summer and autumn.

  • ROSE SCOTCH
    ROSE SCOTCH
     
  • ROSE SWEET BRIAR
    ROSE SWEET BRIAR
     
  • Rosa Spinosissima or Rosa Pimpinellifolia makes an excellent attractive dense thicket with highly scented single delicate yellow flowers followed by dark almost black hips.

  • The aromatic sweet smelling foliage of Rosa Rubiginosa is accompanied by bright pink flowers in summer followed by deep orange hips. Creates a good vigourous hedge.

  • ROSE CLIMBING ALECS RED
    ROSE CLIMBING ALECS RED
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING ALOHA
    ROSE CLIMBING ALOHA
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING ALECS RED ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING ALOHA ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING CR?ME DE LA CR?ME
    ROSE CLIMBING CR?ME DE LA CR?ME
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING ETOILE DE HOLLAND
    ROSE CLIMBING ETOILE DE HOLLAND
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING CR?ME DE LA CR?ME ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING ETOILE DE HOLLAND ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING GLOIRE DE DIJON
    ROSE CLIMBING GLOIRE DE DIJON
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING GOLDEN SHOWERS
    ROSE CLIMBING GOLDEN SHOWERS
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING GLOIRE DE DIJON ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING GOLDEN SHOWERS ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING ICEBERG
    ROSE CLIMBING ICEBERG
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING LEAPING SALMON
    ROSE CLIMBING LEAPING SALMON
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING ICEBERG ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING LEAPING SALMON ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING MME ALFRED CARRIERE
    ROSE CLIMBING MME ALFRED CARRIERE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING NEW DAWN
    ROSE CLIMBING NEW DAWN
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING MME ALFRED CARRIERE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING NEW DAWN ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING PENNY LANE
    ROSE CLIMBING PENNY LANE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING SOMBREUIL
    ROSE CLIMBING SOMBREUIL
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING PENNY LANE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING SOMBREUIL ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING SWAN LAKE
    ROSE CLIMBING SWAN LAKE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN
    ROSE CLIMBING ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE CLIMBING SWAN LAKE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE CLIMBING ZEPHIRINE DROUHIN ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA AMBER QUEEN
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA AMBER QUEEN
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA AMBER QUEEN ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA BEAUTIFUL BRITAIN ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA BIRTHDAY GIRL
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA BIRTHDAY GIRL
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA CHAMPAGNE MOMENT
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA CHAMPAGNE MOMENT
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA BIRTHDAY GIRL ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA CHAMPAGNE MOMENT ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA ENGLISH MISS
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA ENGLISH MISS
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA GOLDEN WEDDING
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA GOLDEN WEDDING
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA ENGLISH MISS ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA GOLDEN WEDDING ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA HOT CHOCOLATE
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA HOT CHOCOLATE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA ICEBERG
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA ICEBERG
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA HOT CHOCOLATE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA ICEBERG ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA KORRESIA
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA KORRESIA
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA MANY HAPPY RETURNS
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA MANY HAPPY RETURNS
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA KORRESIA ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA MANY HAPPY RETURNS ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA MARGARET MERRIL
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA MARGARET MERRIL
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA QUEEN ELIZABETH
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA QUEEN ELIZABETH
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA MARGARET MERRIL ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA QUEEN ELIZABETH ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA REMEMBRANCE
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA REMEMBRANCE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA RHAPSODY IN BLUE
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA RHAPSODY IN BLUE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA REMEMBRANCE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA RHAPSODY IN BLUE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA TRUMPETER
    ROSE FLORIBUNDA TRUMPETER
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE RAMBLING ALBERTINE
    ROSE RAMBLING ALBERTINE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE FLORIBUNDA TRUMPETER ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE RAMBLING ALBERTINE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE RAMBLING DOROTHY PERKINS
    ROSE RAMBLING DOROTHY PERKINS
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE RAMBLING PAUL TRANSON
    ROSE RAMBLING PAUL TRANSON
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE RAMBLING DOROTHY PERKINS ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE RAMBLING PAUL TRANSON ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE RAMBLING PAULS HIMALYAN MUSK
    ROSE RAMBLING PAULS HIMALYAN MUSK
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE SHRUB BOULE DE NIEGE
    ROSE SHRUB BOULE DE NIEGE
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE RAMBLING PAULS HIMALYAN MUSK ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB BOULE DE NIEGE ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB FERDINAND PRITCHARD
    ROSE SHRUB FERDINAND PRITCHARD
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE SHRUB FRAU DAGMAR HASTRUP
    ROSE SHRUB FRAU DAGMAR HASTRUP
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE SHRUB FERDINAND PRITCHARD ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB FRAU DAGMAR HASTRUP ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB JACQUES CARTIER
    ROSE SHRUB JACQUES CARTIER
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE SHRUB ROSERAIE DE L HAY
    ROSE SHRUB ROSERAIE DE L HAY
    Out of Stock
  • ROSE SHRUB JACQUES CARTIER ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB ROSERAIE DE L HAY ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............ ............

  • ROSE SHRUB SARAH VAN FLEET
    ROSE SHRUB SARAH VAN FLEET
    Out of Stock


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