Bird friendly mixed native hedging – A rich mixture of ten bird friendly native species that will grow into a dense intruder proof hedgerow encouraging birds and many other forms of wildlife into your garden. Our bird friendly hedging mix will provide a long season of interest for humans and birds alike!
With flowers, catkins, nuts, berries and autumn colour, this is a very attractive, rich hedging mix that will ‘sit’ well in any plot whether rural or suburban.
Bird friendly mixed native hedging plants can be maintained at any height from 120cm up to several metres, they are best trimmed once a year at any time from August onwards, ideally in winter. (Taking care to leave some of the persistent berries/fruits for the birds if you prefer).
Bird friendly hedgerow mixes are suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, and are extremely well suited to windy and exposed planting sites where these tough, predominantly native plants will quickly establish and thrive.
Our bird friendly native hedge mix is made up from the following carefully selected species:
25% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus Monogyna
25% Backthorn (Sloe) – Prunus Spinosa
25% Field Maple – Acer Campestre
25% selected from the following species (a minimum of 5)
Common Alder – Alnus Glutinosa
Bird Cherry – Prunus Padus
Wayfaring Tree – Viburnum Lantana
Myrobalan Plum – Prunus Cerasifera
Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus
Hazel – Corylus Avellana
Dog Rose – Rosa Canina
When planting a new bird friendly native hedge, we recommend using 3 plants per metre for a single row hedge (setting each plant 13inches/33cm apart).
For a thicker double row hedge, use 5 plants per metre (setting the plants 40cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows).
For an extra thick and dense hedge that may be achieved more quickly, use 7 plants per metre in a double row (setting each plant 11inches/28cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows).
Bird friendly mixed native hedging plants are supplied as top quality bare root plants available when dormant from November until April which when they should be planted. All our hedgerow mixes are sold in multiples of 10 plants and our minimum order is 20 plants.
If you have any questions about our Bird Friendly hedging plants, or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.