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Our native trees and shrubs for hedgerow and woodland planting have been grown in individual cells so that they can be planted all year round unlike bare root hedging which can only be planted over winter.  It also means that they are quick and easy to re-plant and have the advantage of a healthy undamaged root system.  This enables them to grow away with minimum stress.  
They will need to be planted as soon as possible on receipt, so if you have a particular planting day in mind, please email the details to enquiries@wildflowershop.co.uk at the time of your order.

 

Individual Native Hedge Varieties

Advice on Planting a Native Hedge

Native Hedgerow Collections


Beech

Beech
Fagus sylvatica
Native, deciduous (although leaves retained until pushed away by new spring growth) tree also suitable for hedging.  It is mainly grown for its foliage which starts as a soft golden green colour in spring, then bright green in summer changing to red-brown over the winter.  Hardy and suitable for most well-drained soils (acid or alkaline) except heavy clay.   Sunny or partially shaded sites. Full grown height up to 35m. Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round                 

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Wild Cherry Tree

Wild Cherry or Gean
Prunus avium
Native, deciduous tree suitable for growing as a tree component of a hedge.  Long-lasting white flowers opening from red buds from April to May (before the leaves) followed by dark red cherries from July.  It provides shelter and food for birds and other wildlife.   Hardy and suitable for most soils and sunny or partially shaded sites. Full grown height up to 20m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Crab Apple

Crab Apple
Malus sylvestris
Native, deciduous tree also suitable for hedging.  Pink cup-shaped  flowers opening from red buds in May followed by crab apples in autumn.  Supports many different species of insects and birds.  The ancestor of cultivated apple trees of today.  Hardy and suitable for most soils and sunny or partially shaded and even windy/exposed sites.  Full grown height up to 15m.  Young shrubs 40-60 cms in height growing in individual cells.

              Delivery all year round

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Hawthorn

Hawthorn (May or Quickthorn)
Crataegus monogyna
Traditionally a core component of native hedges, but can also be grown as a standalone tree.  Fast-growing, dense, prickly, deciduous tree.  White scented blossoms from May to June followed by glossy red berries (haws) in autumn. Its abundance of thorns make it useful for providing shelter and food for birds and other wildlife.  Full grown height up to 8m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

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5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Hazel

Hazel
Corylus avellana
Native, deciduous tree also suitable for hedging.  The Hazel was an important tree historically for its wood and for its nuts.  It responds well to being continually cut and never really takes the form of a tree as it suckers freely even if not coppiced.  Long yellow fluffy catkins from January to May followed by nuts in autumn.  It provides shelter and food for birds and other wildlife including insects, dormice, squirrels and deer.  Shade tolerant and suitable for most free-draining soils and even windy/exposed sites.  Full grown height up to 7m.   Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

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5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Holly Tree

Holly
Ilex aquifolium
Native, slow-growing, prickly, evergreen tree also suitable for hedging with dark green prickly leaves.  White flowers from June to October followed by bright red berries on female trees in autumn.  Suitable for moist soils (but not wet), shady or partially shaded site and even windy/exposed sites.  Fruits are harmful if eaten.  Full grown height up to 15m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

1 @ 15           

5 @ 20         

10 @ 30       

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Hornbeam

Hornbeam
Carpinus betulus
Native tree also suitable for hedging, which holds its' leaves through winter.  Green catkins from April to May followed by nutlets.  Very similar to Beech foliage which starts as a soft golden green colour in spring, then bright green in summer changing to red-brown (although not quite so bright as Beech) over the winter.  It provides shelter and food for birds and other wildlife.  Hardy and suitable for poor soils.  Particularly useful on clay/wet soils which are unsuitable for Beech.  Sunny or shaded sites. Full grown height up to 20m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Field Maple

Field Maple
Acer campestre
Fast-growing, native, deciduous tree also suitable for hedging.  Attractive 5-lobed leaves which are green/red in spring/summer and turn amber- yellow in autumn.  Small yellow/green flowers from May to June followed by winged seeds in autumn.  Suitable for most soils (including alkaline) and even windy/exposed sites.  Tolerates light shade.  Full grown height up to 26m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Oak Tree

Oak (English or Pedunculate Oak)
Quercus robur
The stately native English Oak also known as the Pedunculate Oak.  The Oak was a sacred tree for the Druids.  By Mediaeval times it was the foremost construction material for houses and ships.  Small green catkins from April to May followed by egg-shaped acorns held in a cup during autumn. The acorns were once an important animal foodstuff.  Full grown height up to 40m.  Young trees 40-60 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

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5 @ 15        

10 @ 25       

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Rowan

Rowan ( Mountain Ash)
Sorbus acuparia
Native, deciduous tree which can also be grown as a tree component of a hedge due to its orange/red leaf colour in autumn.  Creamy white clusters of sweetly-scented flowers from May to June followed by bright red berries in autumn.  Hardy and suitable for most soils (including alkaline) and sunny sites. Full grown height up to 10m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round      

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Spindle

Spindle
Euonymus europaeus
Native, small, deciduous tree also suitable for hedging with green flowers from May to June followed by bright pink capsules opening to reveal orange fruits in autumn and blazing red leaves.  Suitable for most soils (including alkaline) and even windy/exposed sites.  Fruits and leaves are harmful if eaten.  Full grown height up to 5m.  Young trees 20-40 cms in height growing in individual cells.

               Delivery all year round

1 @ 9           

5 @ 15         

10 @ 25       

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Spirals

Spiral Tree Guards
Clear plastic spiral tree guards 60cm high to protect young trees and hedging plants from animal damage.  Easy to use.  Requires a cane for support (not supplied).
                

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5 @ 3           

10 @ 5          

50 @ 25          

100 @ 50        

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