A natural stock and burglar proof hedge with a twist, this mix of species will provide flowers for much of the season, not to mention colourful hips, berries and autumn foliage later on. Using the experience gained from over 25 years as the leading hedging supplier in the UK, we have created a reliable and imaginative mix of plants to give the longest possible flowering season without using more ‘suburban’ hedging plants.
Mixed hedges can be maintained at any height from 120cm up to several metres, and they’re best pruned once a year from August onwards, ideally in winter. Do take care to leave some of the persistent berries/fruits for the birds if you prefer.
Flowering hedgerow mixes are suitable for all soil types, whether that’s being planted in full sun or partial shade, they are well suited to windy and exposed planting sites too. These tough predominantly native plants will quickly establish and thrive in any planting site.
Our flowering hedgerow mix is made up from the following tried and tested species:
25% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus Monogyna
25% Blackthorn (Sloe) – Prunus Spinosa
25% Rugosa Roses (Red and White) – Rosa Rugosa ‘Alba’, Rosa rugosa ‘Rubra’
25% selected from the following (minimum of 5 species)
Snowy Mespilus – Amelanchier Lamarckii
Dog Rose – Rosa Canina
Elder – Sambucus Nigra
Myrobalan Plum – Prunus Cerasifera
Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus
Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris
When planting a new flowering hedge, we recommend using 3 plants per metre for a single row hedge, placing each plant 13inches/33cm apart.
For a thicker double row hedge use 5 plants per metre, placing 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, placing each plant 11inches/28cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows.
Flowering mix hedge plants are supplied as top quality bare root plants available when they’re dormant from November until April. Planting of this hedges should also only take place during this time. 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. For customers needing a lot of Flowering Mix Hedging we have some very generous quantity discounts.
If you have any questions about our Flowering Mix hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.