This is a very popular native hedgerow mix that is perfectly suited to any situation where thorns are undesirable, such as next to public rights of way or in gardens with small children playing for example. We have carefully selected a wide selection of suitable native species to give year-round interest with catkins, flowers, fruits/berries and autumn colours – in fact everything you might expect from a mixed rural style hedge except for the thorns!
Mixed native hedges can be maintained at any height from 120cm up to several metres, and will respond well to a trim once a year (preferably in Winter) from the Autumn onwards. Native hedgerow mixes are suitable for all sites including exposed and windy sites and all soil types. Plus they enjoy being planted in either full sun and partial shade.
Our thornless native hedgerow mix is made up from the following species:
25% Hornbeam – Carpinus Betulus
25% Field Maple – Acer Campestre
25% Hazel – Corylus Avellana
25% selected from the following species (minimum of 5 species)
Common Dogwood – Cornus Sanguinea
Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus
Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris
Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus
Wild Privet – Ligustrum Vulgare
Common alder – Alnus Glutinosa
When planting a new thornless native hedge, we recommend using 3 plants per metre for a single row hedge, setting each plant 13inches/33cm apart).
For a perfect thicker double row hedge, use 4-5 plants per metre, setting the plants 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, planting them 11inches/28cm apart in each row with 40cm between the 2 rows.
We only supply the very best quality, Thornless Mix native hedge plants in bare root form, when they are available from November until April which is also the only time these can be planted. 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 Thornless Mix native hedge mixture or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.