Special native hedgerow mix – This is the Hopes Grove Nurseries original flagship native hedgerow, the most species rich and diverse native hedge mix you will find anywhere (in the words of Gardening Which?). We have sold literally hundreds of thousands of this mix over the last 25+ years to customers all over the country with great results.
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, preferably during winter. And if you’d like to leave some of the persistent berries/fruits for the birds during the cold months.
This wide-ranging mix of plants has been carefully selected by our founder and MD to give an unrivalled mix of flowers, berries, fruits and autumn colour. Plus they will grow together to make a dense and prickly stock proof barrier that will encourage all manner of wildlife to your plot.
Full details of the species included in our Special 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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Our special native hedgerow mix is suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, also suitable for exposed sites providing a wealth of flowers, fruits, hips and Autumn colour. This is the perfect hedge for wildlife with its rich variety of species.
Our special native hedgerow is selected from the following plants:
50% Quickthorn (Hawthorn, May) – Crataegus Monogyna
25% Blackthorn (Sloe) – Prunus Spinosa 25% selected from the following Common Alder – Alnus Glutinosa, Common Dogwood – Cornus Sanguinea, Hornbeam – Carpinus betulus, Field maple – Acer Campestre, Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus, Hazel – Corylus Avellana, Dog Rose – Rosa Canina, Bird Cherry – Prunus padus, Green Beech – Fagus sylvatica, Sweet Briar Rose – Rosa Rubiginosa, Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus, Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris Single Row
When planting a new species rich native hedge, we recommend using 3 plants per metre for a single row hedge planting them each 13inches/33cm apart. Double Row
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. Extra Thick
To achieve an extra thick, dense hedge faster, use 7 plants per metre in a double row, planting them each 11inches/28cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows.
Our special native hedgerow mix plants are sold in bare root form and are available for purchase and planting when they are lying dormant from November through to April. We also stock them as potted specimens which 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 Special Mix native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.