Our ultimate Flowering Mixed Hedge brings excellent colour to your garden along with food for your wildlife. This hedge attracts lots of insects and wildlife at different times of the year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Viburnum opulus is commonly known as 'Guelder Rose' it is an extremely popular hedge that displays vibrant bright green foliage with creamy white lace-cap flower heads in Summer. Once the flowers fall this plant produces colourful bright red berries with beautiful bright red winter foliage. These berries produce excellent winter feeding for wildlife and wild birds.
Amelanchier Lamarckii is commonly known as 'Juneberry' and is an extremely popular UK native hedge that displays bright white flowers with dark red fruits in summer and purple-black in autumn. If you don’t get to the fruits quick enough the birds will have a feast on these apple flavoured treats. The colour changes of foliage through the year are amazing from a pink silky colour on to a vibrant green colour in summer then on to warm gold in autumn.
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