Privacy Mixed Native Hedging
Privacy native hedgerow mix – A native hedgerow mix carefully selected to provide as much privacy as possible without using more ‘suburban’ hedging plants. Our privacy mix relies on leaf retaining Beech and Hornbeam together with Quickthorn to ‘knit’ the hedge together. It is one of our most popular mixes with flowers, fruits, berries and autumn colours on a stock proof hedge, that has a good level of winter leaf retention – this native hedge mix has the lot!
Other evergreen native hedge plants could be ordered separately and interspersed with this mix to give extra coverage in winter, for example Green Holly and Gorse. English Yew could also be included if the hedge is well away from grazing animals.
Our privacy native hedgerow mix 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. You may wish to leave some of the persistent berries/fruits on the hedge for the birds if you prefer.
Full details of the species included in our Privacy Hedge mix may be found at the bottom of the page (we don’t label the individual species), simply plant them in a randomized mixture for a natural look that will quickly become a haven for wildlife. The prices shown for our mixed native hedging is per plant and we sell them in multiples of 25.
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Native hedgerow mixes are suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, they are well suited to exposed and windy planting sites where these tough native plants will establish fast and thrive.
Our privacy native hedgerow mix is made up from the following carefully selected plants:
25% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus Monogyna
25% Green Beech – Fagus Sylvatica
25% Hornbeam – Carpinus Betulus
25% selected from the following plants
Blackthorn (Sloe) – Prunus Spinosa, Bird Cherry – Prunus padus, Hazel – Corylus avellana, Common Dogwood – Cornus Sanguinea, Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus, Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus, Dog Rose – Rosa Canina.
How many plants do i need?
When planting a new Privacy Mix native hedge, we recommend using 3 plants per metre for a single row hedge. Plant them each 13inches/33cm apart.
For a thicker double row hedge use 5 plants per metre placing them 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 them 11inches/28cm apart in each row, with 40cm between the 2 rows.
Privacy native hedgerow mix plants are supplied when dormant from November until April, alternatively you might like to consider our potted plants that may be planted at any time of year. All our hedgerow mixes are sold in multiples of 25 plants.
If you have any questions about our Privacy Mix native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.