Our Coastal Mix has some great varieties that will produce a great variety of colour along with food for your local wildlife. This hedge mix is perfect for those salty areas that take a battering on our coastal regions and also help to soak up water from the ground.
This mixed hedge selection is made up of a number of bare root hedge species. Please see below for a breakdown of the varieties included in this mix.
Rosa rugosa canina is commonly known as 'Dog Rose' it is an extremely popular UK native hedge that displays vibrant bright green foliage with light pink flowers that fade to white. Once the flowers fall this plant produces colourful rose hips that are red and orange in colour. These rose hips produce excellent winter feeding for wildlife and wild birds as they are filled with delicious seeds. Rosa also known as "Wild Briar" or "Wild Rose" is a very fast growing species with a rambling habit and as they are filled with thorns make an excellent barrier to keep intruders out.
Crateagus Monogyna is commonly known as 'Hawthorn', 'Quickthorn' or 'Whitethorn', it is an extremely popular UK native hedge that displays vibrant white flowers spring/summer before showing off wonderful red haws (berries) in Autumn/winter. The sharp thorns are a great intruder deterrent as well as being a safe area for birds and other wildlife to nest and shelter.
Hippophae rhamnoides is commonly known as 'Sea Buckthorn' and is a very popular tree that displays silvery grey foliage with small yellow flowers in Summer. Once the flowers fall this plant produces bright orange edible berries that are excellent winter feeding for wildlife and wild birds.
Ligustrum Vulgare is commonly known as 'Wild Privet' it is an extremely popular semi-evergreen hedge that displays deep green foliage in spring along with white flowers that attract butterflies and bees. Ligustrum will often keep it's leaves unless it is hit by a hard frost and in that case they will drop all foliage. In autumn you get the attractive black berries that are a great source of food for many species of wild birds. This plants bushy habitat makes a great safe nesting place for wild birds .
Prunus spinosa is commonly known as 'Blackthorn' and is an extremely popular UK native hedge that displays large clusters of vibrant white flowers in Spring before showing off wonderful bright green foliage in Spring/Summer. Blackthorn has edible sloe berries that are used in the making of sloe gin. If the berries are left alone you will have an aray of wild birds showing interest in clearing out your berries as they provide wild birds with a protective area for nesting as well as feeding. This can also act as a great deterrent for intruders as the thorns that protrude from this spiny hedge will not let anyone through unharmed.
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