Hedge Plants: Edible Hedge Mix
Hedge Plants: Edible Hedge
This edible hedge plant mix is excellent for wildlife as well as looking attractive. After Spring blossom the hedge will be laden with nuts and fruit in the autumn. Sloes, apples, berries, haws - great for cooks and foragers too! It includes only native British species, plus some soft fruit bushes for extra interest. Jams, jellies, drinks - these plants will keep on giving. The hedge will be head high after three years or so, depending on conditions. The hedgerow plants here will thrive in a wide variety of sites and situations, including a north facing site.
Our edible hedge pack contains a good mixture of plants selected from:
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa): Blackthorn gives structure to the hedge, suckering freely. Enjoy the blossom and use the sloes for gin or whatever takes your fancy! Alternatively leave them for the birds.
Cherry Plum (Prunus cerasifera): (40/60cm) Cherry plum is an increasingly invaluable plant. It flowers in February, so great early forage for bees. Truthfully the fruit isn't terribly tasty, but the birds seem to like it.
Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris): Our native crab apple has pretty blossom and good crops of crab apples.
Hazel (Corylus avellana): invaluable hedge plant, nuts a boon for dormice and other mammals as well as cooks.
Common dog rose (Rosa canina): attractive haws can be used for all sorts of hedgerow recipes. Terrific source of vitamin C.
Elder (Sambucus nigra): cordial or wine - the choice is yours! Another fabulous wildlife resource too.
Fruit bushes: selected from a range of currants and berries.
Hedge Plants For Sale
These plants are a mix of 60/90cm and 40/60cm tall plants. They are all grown in the UK from UK stock; our supplier is a member of the Woodland Trust's UK Sourced and Grown Assurance Scheme. We sell them in packs of 50, which is enough for 10m of hedge. We recommend planting in two staggered rows at least 50cm apart. If you would like to find out more about how to plant and maintain your hedge, please look at our blog .
These edible hedge mix plants are bare root, so they are available for delivery from November until March. During the lifting season there may be up to four weeks delay between placing the order and despatch, due to weather conditions or pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence. Orders for hedge plants placed between March and September are confirmed for despatch from November.
Edible hedge supplier: Perrie Hale Forest Nursery
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