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Native Hedging
We offer mixed hedging at a per metre price. It is based on a planted hedge as double staggered rows
at 4 plants per metre having a 30cm gap between the centres of rows.

Available mid November to March.
All prices include VAT.

 Native Hedging

Beech:This is a good alternative to a conifer hedge; the young leaves turn a colourful light brown in the autumn and remain on the hedge during the winter to maintain an effective screen. For a really thick Beech hedge, plant as left, or at 3 plants per metre where a thick barrier is not so important. Why not mix in a bit of Holly or the odd purple Beech. Beech will not tolerate heavy soils.

Hornbeam:An excellent alternative to Beech on heavier land; the dead leaf will hang on in the winter in a similar way to Beech only with a darker colour.


A good evergreen hedge but needs to be planted at the same density as for the native hedge (see diagram). In severe winters it can die back.

Laurel (Common and Portuguese):Plant 60-90cm apart (2-3ft). It needs a bit of space and is best not cut mechanically as any half cut leaves can turn brown.

Yew: Take care when siting this plant as all parts of it are very poisonous.

Holly: Not as slow as you think, mix native Holly with variegated forms.


  Recommended spacing for a Native Bare Root Hedge

Mixed native hedge

A mix of species based on Hawthorn for 60% of the mix and others which are suited to your soil, position and light conditions e.g. Blackthorn, Guelder Rose, Spindle, Dogwood, Hazel, Wayfaring Tree, Dog Rose, Field Maple, Crab Apple, Buckthorn, Wild Privet.

2023 / 2024 prices coming soon

 Price per metre (Guards extra)                                                          100m+           25-100m           1-25m

40-60-cm                                                                                                   £4.45                £5.15               £5.35

60-80cm                                                                                                    £5.95                £6.35               £6.75

Guelder Rose



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Wayfaring Tree



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Dog Rose


Crab Apple

Field Maple

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There is a wide range of suitable plants; the following are just a few examples:

Berberis darwinii and stenophylla: Evergreens with flowers and berries.

Pyracantha: Will eventually form a thick and very thorny hedge but needs to be planted at a close spacing if you want a quick effect.

Cotoneaster: Various types including Franchetii, Simonsii and Lacteus, you generally get a good display of berries to attract the birds in winter.

Rosa rugosa: An attractive flowering hedge, can be planted bare root for economy.

Lavender and Box:Not for a stock proof hedge, makes a good border edging. Ilex Crenata is a good alternative to Box.

Escallonia: A pretty flowering evergreen.

 Ornamental Garden Hedging

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Rosa Rugosa

Ilex Grenata



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Last updated November 2022

Bare root hedging - available mid November to March

We recommend that you plan your planting to take place between
late November and the end of February.

It is possible when trimming the Mixed Native Hedging to leave certain plants untrimmed to form small trees to add extra cover and interest to the hedge. The Best ones for leaving untrimmed are Field Maple, Blackthorn and Crab Apple. You could add bare root trees to your hedge to attract songbirds with Rowan, Elm, Hornbeam, Wild Cherry or Pear and Holly can be added to give the hedge a touch of evergreen for the winter.