One of our most popular hedgerow mixes, the Hopes Grove Economy mix is without doubt the most cost-effective way of establishing a new species, rich native hedgerow. This hedge will have a great mix of flowers, fruits, berries, autumn colour, and will quickly grow into a prickly stock proof barrier that has exceptional wildlife value.
Our economy native hedgerow mixes are suitable for ultimate hedge heights from 120cm up to several metres. All native hedgerows are best trimmed from August onwards, ideally in winter. Native hedgerow mixes are suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, they are well suited to windy and exposed planting sites, where these tough native plants will quickly establish and thrive.
The economy hedgerow mix gives interest for much of the year while encouraging a wide range of wildlife, our mix is made up from the following plants:
75% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus Monogyna
25% from the following (with a minimum of 5 species)
Common Alder – Alnus Glutinosa
Blackthorn (Sloe) – Prunus Spinosa
Dog Rose – Rosa Canina
Common Dogwood – Cornus Sanguinea
Field Maple – Acer Campestre
Hazel – Corylus Avellana
Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus
When planting a new 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 4-5 plants per metre – setting the plants 40-50cm 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. Set each plant 11inches/28cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows.
Native hedge plants are supplied as top quality bare root plants available when dormant from November until April which is when they should also 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 economy native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.