Countryside Hedge Mix Native Mixed Hedge Sold at 4 plants per meter

Volume 10-19 20-99 100-249 250+
Price per metre £4.80 £3.07 £2.18 £1.76
metres
Price £4.80

*Minimum order 10m

Volume 10-19 20-99 100-249 250+
Price per metre £6.18 £4.01 £2.83 £2.33
metres
Price £6.18

*Minimum order 10m

Volume 10-19 20-99 100-249 250+
Price per metre £7.99 £5.18 £3.67 £3.02
metres
Price £7.99

*Minimum order 10m

All prices include VAT

Product description

Comprising of 60% hawthorn with a choice of 10% of 4 of the following 14 species. 

Alder Buckthorn/Rhamnus frangula               Goat Willow/Salix caprea

Blackthorn/Prunus spinosa                             Guelder Rose/Viburnum opulus

Crab apple/Malus sylvestris                            Hazel/Corylus avellana

Dog Rose/Rosa canina                                    Purging Buckthorn/Rhamnus cathartica

Dogwood/Cornus sanguinea                           Spindle/Euonymus europaeus

Elder/Sambucus nigra                                     Wayfarer/Viburnum lantana

Field Maple/Acer campestre                           Wild Privet/Ligustrum vulgare

Either we can choose we mix for you or you are welcome to add your preferred choices to the Special delivery instructions on the checkout page

Mature height
Very Small up to 5 metres
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
All Sun levels
Difficulty/hard to grow
Easy
Evergreen/Deciduous
Deciduous
Leaf
Green
Thorny?
Yes
Native/Naturalised
Native
Hedging
Flowering Hedge
Native Hedge
Berrying Hedge
Uses
Encourages wildlife
Bird Food

Aftercare

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.

Comments

By kathy on 26/02/2018

Hi
Can you please tell me the height of your
NATIVE MIXED HEDGE SOLD AT 4 PLANTS PER METER
Many thanks

By Simon on 27/02/2018

Dear Kathy,

There are different height options available: 40-60cm, 60-80cm, 80-100cm and 100-125cm.

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