This is the Hopes Grove Nurseries 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 years to customers all over the country.
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.
Native hedgerow mixes are suitable for all soil types in full sun and partial shade, and they’re perfect for exposed and windy planting sites. These hedges will grow super fast and flourish extremely well.
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.
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
Field maple – Acer Campestre
Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus
Hazel – Corylus Avellana
Wild Privet – Ligustrum Vulgare
Dog Rose – Rosa Canina
Scotch Rose – Rosa Spinosissima
Sweet Briar Rose – Rosa Rubiginosa
Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus
Wayfaring Tree – Viburnum Lantana
Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris
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.
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.
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 mix native hedge 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 a wide range of pot grown plants in this popular mix suitable for all year-round planting including larger sizes up to 200cm for instant impact.
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 Special Mix native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.