Our coastal hedgerow mix is the perfect way to establish an interesting, species rich natural hedge in the harsher conditions of coastal sites. These plants have been carefully chosen by our hedging experts for suitability to thrive on sites experiencing salt laden winds.
Mixed Coastal hedges can be maintained at any height from 120cm up to several metres, and they’re best trimmed once a year at any time from August onwards, ideally in winter.
Our coastal hedgerow mix is suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, and especially suited to windy and exposed planting sites where these tough, predominantly native plants will quickly establish and thrive.
Our coastal mix of plants will provide a rewarding mix of flowers, fruits, berries and autumn colours, while providing a robust stock proof barrier with excellent wildlife value.
Our hedgerow mix is made up of the following plants:
25% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus monogyna
25% Backthorn (Sloe) – Prunus spinosa
25% Field Maple – Acer Campestre
25% from the following selection of plants
Dog rose – Rosa Canina
Sea buckthorn – Hippophae Rhamnoides
Scotch Rose – Rosa Spinosissima
Wild Privet – Ligustrum Vulgare
Elder – Sambucus Nigra
Cotoneaster – Cotoneaster Franchetii
When planting a new coastal 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 a really thick, extra 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.
Coastal native hedge plants are supplied as top quality bare root plants available when they are dormant, which is from November until April and when they should also be planted. All our hedgerow mixes are sold in multiples of 10 plants and our minimum order is 20 plants.
Delivery is free on orders over £50 (ex VAT) and we offer generous discounts for larger orders.
If you have any questions about our coastal native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.