Our Species Rich 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.
The Species Rich 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, Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus, 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 Species Rich 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, sometimes into May when we have plants available from our cold store.
All our hedgerow mixes are sold in multiples of 25 plants.
If you have any questions about our Species Rich native hedge or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600