There are thousands of miles of Hawthorn hedging in Britain and for many good reasons - it is native, prickly, with pretty, profuse white flowers in May (hence its alternative name "May Blossom") and loads of red "hips", which are ideal bird food, in autumn. Hawthorn is commonly used in farm fields, it's also increasingly popular in a domestic setting as a single species hedge or as the majority species within a native mixed hedge and it has many wildlife qualities. White flowers produced. Flowers early March-late May & mid September-mid November. Available in packs of 25 or 50 bare roots and growing 40-60cm or 60-90cm per year.
Bare Root hedging plants are a great, cost-effective way for you to achieve your hedging goals. They are grown in an open environment, exposed to natural conditions, which allows these plants to develop with no restrictions. When opting for this root type, you will receive well established plants with sturdy root systems as a result of their growing method. Given the way in which they are grown, bare rooted plants are available from November until May as this is the time of year when the plants are dormant and can be safely lifted from the field. This category mostly consists of native, deciduous hedging species which many of them flower and/or berry so they make great hedges for wildlife and provide seasonal interest.