Cherry Bird Hedging

Prunus padus is a small to medium native tree with long slender racemes of white almond scented flower in spring followed by black fruits which are favoured by birds.

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Bare Root Hedging

These are field grown plants, lifted during the dormant season (normally November-April) and delivered ready for planting without any soil on the roots. The most cost-effective way to plant a new hedge.

Cherry Bird Bare Root Hedging 16/24in 40/60cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£2.39£1.20 £2.27£1.14 £2.15£1.08 £2.03£1.02

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Cherry Bird Bare Root Hedging 2-3ft 60/90cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£3.59£1.80 £3.47£1.74 £3.35£1.68 £3.23£1.62

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Cherry Bird Bare Root Hedging 3-4ft 90/120cm

  • 2 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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£4.79£2.40 £4.67£2.34 £4.55£2.28 £4.43£2.22

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Product Information

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Bird cherry (Prunus Padus) as the name indicates is a favourite with birds for the black fruits which appear after the showy racemes of white almond scented flowers in spring. The green leaves turn an attractive yellow and red in autumn.

Bird Cherry trees are a small to medium sized deciduous tree growing at approximately 1ft (30cm) per year with very pretty long racemes of white flowers that exude a light scent of almonds in late spring. Although the small black fruits of the Bird Cherry which follow the flowers are favoured by birds such as the song thrush and blackbird they are also edible to humans if one can tolerate the bitter taste. The attractive racemes of the Prunus Padus tree which feed a host of butterflies, bees and insects are erect until fertilised when they then become more drooping and spreading.

The Bird Cherry tree has oval serrated leaves which are dark green on top and slightly paler underneath, their stalks are a form of guard for the tree as when it comes under attack by aphids they emit an aroma which attracts aphid eating insects! The leaves of this versatile Bird Cherry tree become a glorious red and orange colour in autumn.

Preferring moist but not waterlogged planting conditions Bird Cherry trees tolerate and in fact favour limestone based soil. The trees also grows well at the edge of woodlands and is often to be found in churchyards. Bird Cherry trees are during these ecologically friendly times enjoying a rise in popularity for planting schemes in the smaller garden reaching a height of approximately 35ft (11metres). The best time to prune your cherry is during the late summer, into autumn and through winter. While most Cherry trees hail from Japan the Bird Cherry is actually a native to the UK.

If you have a rabbit problem we strongly recommend protecting newly planted Bird Cherry (Prunus Padus) with spiral tree guards. We will supply full cultural instructions with your order. We also recommend Rootgrow and Bonemeal to help establish newly planted Bird Cherry trees, these may be found on the left hand menu.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page