Myrobalan Plum Hedging

Myrobalan Plum (Prunus cerasifera)

This thorny, deciduous small tree or large shrub is smothered in white flowers in early spring and making a welcome early season food source for pollinating insects. The flowers develop into masses of delicious, tiny cherry plums in autumn that can vary in colour from yellow and orange through to red and purple. The plants tolerate trimming very well making it a very pretty hedge with great wildlife value

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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.

Myrobalan Plum Bare Root Hedging 2-3.5ft 60/100cm

  • 1 year old

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-7
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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The Myrobalan Plum (Prunus Cerasifera) is also commonly known as Cherry Plum, a member of the Rosaceae family, native to Europe and Asia and naturalised in the British Isles. It is a deciduous shrub or small tree with mid green foliage providing attractive edible yellow and red cherry plums in autumn.

Clothed with small white flowers on the dark grey bare branches from late winter into early spring it is one of the earliest flowering shrubs giving interest in the harsher months. The nectar from this early blossom is invaluable for insects in the earlier months of the year and the spherical edible cherry plums that follow in the autumn are a great for the birds. It is self fertile but can also be pollinated by other Prunus varieties.

Prunus cerasifera makes an excellent dense hedge on its own or in a mix of other species, creating a thick barrier of thorny twigs along with all its other attributes. It’s listed as a plant that is used today to prepare Bach flower remedies and is one of the ingredients in Dr Bach’s original ‘crisis formula’ which he put together for emergency use! Cherry plums would certainly make an excellent constituent of any foragers hedgerow and are included in our Edible Hedgerow Mix.

Myrobalan Plum is lovely as a small tree in its own right, as a hedge that can be maintained at heights of 120-240cm in height. It can be planted in a sheltered or exposed spot in moist but well drained soil but does require full sun. The best time to prune is after flowering

 

Our Myrobalan Plums are sold as a bare root plants and as such should be planted between the months of November and April when the plants are dormant. As with all our hedging plants, we recommend adding rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi at planting time and applying a good mulch after planting.

Myrobalan Plum is lovely as a small tree in its own right, as a hedge that can be maintained at heights of 120-240cm in height. It can be planted in a sheltered or exposed spot in moist but well drained soil but does require full sun.

Prunus cerasifera is an easy and undemanding plant to care for. When grown as a hedge we recommend trimming anytime from August onwards but best carried out after you have harvested the cherry plums (or the birds have taken them).

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

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