Thornless Mixed Native Hedging
Thornless native hedgerow mix – 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.
Full details of the species included in our Thornless 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 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, Snowy Mespilus – Amelanchier lamarckii, Green Beech – Fagus sylvatica, Bird Cherry – Prunus padus, Spindle – Euonymus Europaeus, Wild Crabapple – Malus Sylvestris, Guelder Rose – Viburnum Opulus, Common alder – Alnus Glutinosa
When planting our thornless native hedgerow mix, 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 5 plants per metre, setting the plants 40cm 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. We also grow them as potted plants which may be planted out at any time of year. All our hedgerow mixes are sold in multiples of 25 plants.
If you have any questions about our Thornless Native Hedgerow Mix or any other plants in our range please call our sales team on 01580 765600.