Native Wildlife Fruiting Hedge Mix

Native Wildlife Fruiting Hedge

A great mix of native hedgerow species to encourage wildlife into your garden, a selection of fruiting hedgerow plants. Every variety in this mix will produce a berry or nut that birds, bees and butterflies will love, it will also provide shelter for small mammals. This is a more informal hedge / screen that can be clipped to shape but is well suited to a taller hedge.



Not available? Choose your own mixed hedge!

It can be difficult to keep all of the species in stock that make up our mixed hedges, however, you can always make your own native wildlife fruiting hedge! We have put all the plants that we use ourselves to make up this hedge in one place, with directions, so that you can easily make up your own mixed hedge.


Choose your own mixed hedge

This hedge mix is made up with our selection of 5 of the following varieties, with Hawthorn making up an average of 60% of the mix:

Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn
Corylus avellana
- Hazel
Sambucus nigra - Elder
Euonymus europaeus - Spindle
Malus sylvestris - Crab apple
Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose

Site

This hedge will take inland exposure and will grow in any reasonable soil.

Spacing

We recommend planting this hedge at 3 plants per mtr in a staggered row, with 6 to 9’’ between the rows.

Planting

You could plant the varieties as they come out of the parcel, but for best results, we recommend planting the varieties in groups that repeat themselves down through the hedge.

Pruning

When first planted, a prune will encourage good bushy growth, how hard you cut the plants depends on how low down you want them to bush from, at the very least prune off any whippy growth or prune down to 1 ft.

Ongoing this hedge can get a trim in early Spring. For mature hedges, avoid cutting during the nesting season between early March and the end of August.

Care

Keeping any young hedge weed and grass free is vital to the overall vigour and health of the hedge. Using weed membrane keeps back weeds and insulates the roots and will greatly increase growth rates, as well as cutting down on your weeding work. Mulching is another great option for insulating the roots and holding back weeds, bark mulch is the most commonly used medium.

Important

Suitable varieties in this hedge can change depending on availability. If you would like a specific species removed from the hedge mix, please let us know in the comments section at checkout.

These hedges are hand picked and take time to gather, if coming to the nursery, all mixed hedges must be preordered (using the code collect at checkout) at least two days in advance.

Type | Size: Bareroot | 1-2ft
Quantity: Pack of 25
Price
£46
Tax included. Shipping calculated at checkout.

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