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Native Hedging

Native Hedging

Native hedging is a broad term, loosely used to describe hedging plants that are native to the UK. A native hedge can either be single species or multi species. Single species native hedges tend to be used in more formal garden situations whereas mixed species native hedges tend to be used more in informal or farm hedge situations. Many ancient hedges can be aged (as a rule of thumb) by assessing the number of species within the hedge.

Native hedging is predominantly made up of deciduous species such as Beech, Hornbeam, Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Spindle, Field Maple, Hazel, Dogwood and Dog Rose but can include many other species and there are evergreen species which can be included such as Holly and Yew hedging. During the colder months, we supply an extensive range of bare root native hedging which is a cost effective way to plant a native hedge and all year round we supply a range of container grown native hedging plants. Scroll down for more information.

  • Blackthorn Hedging 60-80cm Bare Root

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  • Dog Rose (Rosa Rugosa) Hedging 60-80cm Bare Root

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  • Dogwood Hedging 60-80cm Bare Root

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  • Field Maple Hedging 60-100cm Bare Root

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  • Hawthorn Hedging 80-100cm Bare-Root

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    Please note that these Hawthorn are sold in bundles of 25 so they must be added to the shopping cart in multiples of 25. Planting bare root Hawthor...

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  • Hazel Hedging 60-100cm Bare Root

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    Please note that these Hazel are sold in bundles of 25 so they must be added to the shopping cart in multiples of 25. Planting bare root Hazel hedg...

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  • Spindle Hedging 60-100cm Bare-Root

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  • Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) Hedging 60-80cm Bare Root

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  • Crab Apple Hedging 80-100cm Bare Root

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    Please note that these Crab Apple are sold in bundles of 25 so they must be added to the shopping cart in multiples of 25. The Crab Apple (Malus sy...

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  • Holly 2ft (60cm) in a 3lt pot

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    These Holly hedge plants are growing in 3lt pots to enable quick establishment and are all currently 2ft (60cm). Holly (Ilex Aquifolium) is also k...

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  • Holly 4ft (120cm) in a 3lt pot

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    These Holly hedge plants are growing in 3lt pots to enable quick establishment and are all currently 4ft (120cm). Holly (Ilex Aquifolium) is also k...

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  • Hawthorn Hedging 4ft (120cm) in a 10lt pot

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    These pot grown hawthorn hedge plants are an ideal solution to planting Crataegus monogyna to give immediate effect after planting, albeit not at a...

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  • Beech Hedging 6ft (180cm) in a 10lt pot

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    Using 6ft beech hedge plants that are pot grown is the most effective way to planting a reasonable height beech hedge and giving it the best chance...

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  • Hornbeam Hedging 6ft (180cm) in a 10lt pot

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    Using pot grown hornbeam hedge plants are the most effective way to planting a hornbeam hedge and giving it the best chance of establishing quickly...

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  • Holly 5ft (150cm) Rootballed (Thin Grade)

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    These Holly hedge plants are all around 5ft (150cm) in height and are a thin lighter grade where instant screening is not necessary.  The price of ...

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  • Hornbeam Hedging 7-8ft (210-240cm) Rootballed

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    These instant hornbeam screening hedge plants are a fantastic way to create an instant hedge at a good height to give immediate screening for eye l...

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  • Hornbeam Hedging 8-9ft (240-270cm) Rootballed

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    These instant hornbeam hedge plants are a fantastic way to create an instant hedge at a good height to give immediate screening for eye level priva...

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  • Holly 6-6.5ft (175-200cm) Rootballed

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    These large Holly hedge plants are all 6-6.5ft (175-200cm) in height and are heavy duty plants that have been properly root balled, that is to say ...

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  • Holly 7-8ft (210-240cm) in a 35lt pot

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    These large Holly hedge plants are all 7-8ft (210-240cm) in height and are heavy duty plants in a 35lt pot. These plants represent extremely good ...

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  • Holly (Short Standard) JC van Toll in a 35lt pot

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    These are short standard lollipop hollies designed to give architectural design to gardens.  They are a selected variety of Ilex aquifolium known a...

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  • Hornbeam Orange Retz 10ft (300cm) Root Balled

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    These Hornbeam Orange Retz root balled trees are a selected variety of hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) that has a particularly striking red and orange ...

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  • Hornbeam Hedging 10ft (300cm) Rootballed

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    These instant hornbeam hedge plants are a fantastic way to create an instant hedge at a good height to give immediate screening for eye level priva...

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  • Pleached Hornbeam 6ft (180cm) stems with 4x4ft (120x120cm) head Bare Root

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    These bare root pleached hornbeam trees create a striking addition to a garden and can be a highly effective way to create a raised screen. Being b...

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  • Hornbeam Hedging 14ft (400cm) Rootballed

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    These are extremely large heavy duty hornbeam hedging trees for instant impact. Each of these Carpinus betulus hedging trees is 14ft (400cm) in hei...

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What is a native hedge?

Native hedging is a broad term, loosely used to describe hedging plants that are native to the UK.  There is no set rule as to what plants can be in a native hedge and some of our most ancient hedges in this country date back hundreds of years and contain a great variety of species.  There are a huge number of native hedging plants that can be used to make either a single species hedge or a multi species hedge.

Single species native hedges tend to be used in more formal garden situations whereas mixed species native hedges tend to be used more in informal or farm hedge situations. 

Native hedging is predominantly made up of deciduous species such as BeechHornbeamHawthornBlackthornSpindleField MapleHazelDogwood and Dog Rose but can include many other species and there are evergreen species which can be included such as Holly and Yew hedging.  There is no hard and fast rule as to what can and can’t be included in a mixed species native hedge.

Why should I plant a native hedge?

Native hedging can incorporate many different species and can therefore be used to create a hedge with much variation.  In many new developments, native hedging is now preferred by local planning authorities and can be insisted upon in planning conditions.

In the colder months we stock an extensive range of bare root native hedging which is suitable for planting longer stretches of hedging without costing the earth.  That being said, we stock a range of sizes of premium container grown native hedging plants all year round.

For more information on our availability of native hedging or if you have any questions or queries about existing native hedges or need advice about planting a new native hedge, please call us on 01252 714552 or email sales@hedgesonline.com