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Here we have our complete range of UK native trees and shrubs, perfect for all hedges where you are trying to blend a new planting into the existing countryside, especially on the boundary of a garden surrounded by farmland. These species by their very nature will encourage wildlife and have flowers, fruits and autumn colour to give a long season of interest.

Many of the trees here are also suitable for screening and softening the edges of new buildings and other structures, native evergeen species such as the Scots Pine, Green Holly and Evergreen Oak can be included to provide enhanced screening in Winter.

Also included in this list are some of the classic English plants used for more formal hedging and pleaching such as Beech, Lime and Hornbeam together with our ever popular Native Hedgerow mixes - these are perfect for a wildlife hedge and particularly convenient if you are not quite sure which species to mix together, just work out the number of plants you need and let us choose the correct species for you!

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    ALDER COMMON
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    BEECH GREEN
  • Our native Common Alder is an easy to establish tree particularly suited to wet sites and also finds use for hedging and as a screen, the seeds are popular with birds.

  • A trusty native favourite, Green Beech Fagus Sylvatica has interest all year round with its vibrant green leaf in summer and russet brown in winter. Great for wildlife.

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    BEECH PURPLE
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    BIRCH SILVER
  • The colourful purple leaved variety of Beech hedging, the new growth is rich purple red and darkens to deep purple, like green beech the foliage turns to russet brown in winter.

  • The peeling white Bark of Silver Birch makes this narrow conical native tree a favourite choice for impact in the garden. Produces yellow catkins in spring.

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    BLACKTHORN
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    BUCKTHORN ALDER
  • 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 Alder thrives on wet sites. The green glossy ovate leaves of this deciduous native shrub or small tree turn yellow in autumn. Bright red berries ripen to black.

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    BUCKTHORN SEA
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    CHERRY BIRD
  • 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.

  • The long slender white racemes of the Cherry Bird Prunus Padus, a native small to medium deciduous tree are almond scented and followed by black fruits.

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    CHERRY WILD
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    CRABAPPLE WILD
  • The dark green leaves of the Cherry Wild Prunus Avium are intially bronze, then turn red and yellow in autumn. Edible red fruits in summer follow the white springtime flowers.

  • 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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    DOGWOOD COMMON
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    ELDER
  • The Common Dogwood has greenish red stems with vibrant red autumn leaf colour. Also produces white flowers in spring which are then followed by spherical black fruits.

  • Probably the most familiar of the Elder family this deciduous native shrub has clusters of white flowers followed by small black elderberries. Suits chalky and coastal sites.

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    GORSE
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    GUELDER ROSE
  • 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.

  • 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.

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    HAZEL
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    HOLLY GREEN
  • Coryllus Avellana or Hazel as more commonly known can be grown as a large shrub or small tree. The edible nuts in autumn are followed by yellow catkins in winter.

  • 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.

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    HORNBEAM
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    LIME LARGE LEAVED
  • 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.

  • Often used for pleaching and pollarding or to create an elegant tree avenue the Tilia Platyphilos is a very large deciduous tree with broad heart shapes leaves.

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    LIME SMALL LEAVED
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    MAPLE FIELD
  • Tilia Cordata has small heart shaped leaves with red brown hairs underneath and highly scented flowers. Used for pleaching, pollarding, tree lined avenues and hedges.

  • 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.

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    MOUNTAIN ASH
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    OAK ENGLISH
  • Sorbus are small and compact deciduous trees chosen primarily for thier colourful berries and foliage in autumn. They are easy to grow and popular with wildlife.

  • Quercus Robra the majestic English Oak is a well knownand much loved parkland tree. Produces acorns in the autumn and is greatly valued for its timber.

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    PINE SCOTS
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    ROSE FIELD ROSE
  • 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.

  • The white flowers of the Rosa Arvensis are followed by deep red hips in autumn. A dense growing shrub often found in country hedgerows. Grows 30-60cm per year.

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    SPINDLE
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    YEW ENGLISH
  • 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.

  • English Yew is a classic green conifer often seen in churchyards. A very dense growing hedge or topiary plant which grows well in well drained soil.

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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 1 ECONOMY MIX
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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 2 SPECIAL MIX
  • A low cost mix of top quality plants, prepared with 75% quickthorn and 25% using a minimum of 5 species from Alder, Blackthorn, Dog Rose, Field Maple, Hazel and Spindle.

  • The most varied mix you will find with almost year round interest, 70% Quickthorn and Blackthorn to knit the hedge together, 30% remainder mixed from 16 other species.

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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 3 LARGER MIX
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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 4 THORNLESS
  • Our popular mix of taller plants giving some immediate impact at modest cost, 70% Quickthorn and the 30% from Beech, Hornbeam, Oak, Alder, Maple and Crabapple.

  • An attractive wildlife friendly mix made  entirely from thorn free natives, 25% Hazel, 25%Hornbeam, 25% Maple and the remaining 25% from a minimum of 5 other species.

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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 5 PRIVACY MIX
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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 6 EDIBLE MIX
  • A popular mix designed to give reasonable winter privacy without using more suburban hedging plants, 50% Hornbeam/Beech, 25% Quickthorn and 25% other species.

  • A mix to provide crops of edible hips, nuts, fruits and berries to make jams, jellies, syrups (and Sloe Gin!), perfect foragers plants to make a dense and attractive hedge.

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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 7 COASTAL MIX
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    MIXED NATIVE MIX 8 POTTED MIX
  • Our carefully selected native hedgerow mix made exclusively of plants that thrive in the often harsh and salt laden coastal winds, an effective and wildlife friendly hedgerow mix.

  • This pot grown mixture may be planted all year round, no need to wait for the bare root season. A wide mix of native hedgerow species available in sizes up to 2 metres high.

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