09/11: Shipping seed mixes and plug plants. Order bare root plants for delivery in January. £50 minimum order.

Hawthorn haws
Field rose, Rosa canina
Dog rose, Rosa canina
Field maple, Acer campestre
Hazelnut
Common dogwood, Cornus sanguinea
Virburnum lantana
Viburnum opulus
Myrobalan, Prunus cerasifera
Spindleberries
Crab apple, Malus sylvestris

Hedge Plants: Stock Friendly Hedge

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Hedge Plants: Stock Friendly Hedge

These stock friendly hedge plants are strong 60/90 cm two year old hedge whips in a diverse native mix ideal for paddocks and garden hedges - and of course wildlife! We're currently selling plants grown in Yorkshire. We also offer an "economy" version of much smaller plants, between 30cm and 60cm tall, which are largely from eastern England.

Although there is no Blackthorn in the mix, avoiding potential damage to horse's eyes, it is good for laying and will make a dense thick hedge. Without Blackthorn - which suckers - this hedge is also ideal for gardens. Great for wildlife, and, for us, all year round interest too. Like all newly planted hedging however, it will need to be protected from animals for the first few years.

This diverse standard mix is 50% Hawthorn and 10% each of at least 5 species of native hedging plant chosen by us from a list that includes Crab Apple, Dog Rose, Dogwood, Field Maple, Guelder Rose, Hazel, Spindle, Field Rose, Wayfaring Tree, Cherry plum (Myrobalan) and Beech.

We select the economy mix from a wider range of species, but it's also based on 50% Hawthorn. It will include either Dog rose or Field rose and four of Field maple, Beech, Hazel, Guelder rose, Spindle, Myrobalan, and buckthorn.

This mix qualifies for grant funding.

How To Plant

To make a stockproof hedge, whips are usually planted at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, or 7 plants in a triple row. Plant each species in a small group of 3-5 plants, and each row 50cm or so apart. We sell our stock friendly / garden hedge whips in packs of 50 plants, so enough for 10m of hedge. Please look at our blog for help on establishment and maintenance. Please looks at our tips for planting and initial care of hedge whips.

We offer a nationwide hedge planting service for larger projects; please get in touch for a quote.

Hedge Plant Delivery

Like all our bare root plants, our hedge plants are freshly lifted to order by the grower - they're not sitting around in a warehouse somewhere waiting for a robot to pack them up and speed them on their way! This means that ground conditions might mean a delay of up to a month before you have them delivered. They are bare root, so need to be dormant before delivery too - i.e. if it's too warm in early November delivery might be put back. Orders taken through the spring and summer - from the end of March - are delivered from November.


Stock friendly hedge supplier: RV Roger, British Hardwood Trees, Perrie Hale Forest Nursery.

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