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.
Mixed native hedges 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?
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
Common Dogwood – Cornus Sanguinea
Field Maple – Acer Campestre
Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus
Spindl – Euonymus Europaeus
Dog Rose – Rosa Canina
Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris
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 4-5 plants per metre placing them 40-50cm 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 mix native hedge plants are supplied when dormant from November until April, which also coincides with the best time of year to plant them.
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 Privacy Mix native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.