A traditional, native, British countryside hedge historically used in farming. An adaptable, hardy, undemanding, fast-growing hedge tolerant of demanding locations.
Known for their impenetrable spiny thorns, hawthorn hedges preference is calcareous, deep, rich soils but will tolerate all nutritious well-drained soils that are slightly acidic to alkaline. Hawthorn have an extreme frost tolerance and cope with strong wind exposure and heat and drought. They are however sensitive to salt. Hawthorn hedges are wildlife havens, providing home, food and protection for many birds, animals and insects.
Deciduous deeply cut dark green leaves with up to 4 lobes on each side appear in April and are followed by clusters of pleasant scented white flowers in May. Plentiful, edible tasteless red berry fruits known as haws appear in September and remain well after leaf drop. Hawthorn autumn leaf colour is yellow.
Hawthorn thrives in any well-drained soil and withstands both exposed inland and coastal sites, whether in full sun or partial shade.
£91.00 per metre (supply only)
£123.50 per metre (supply, plant & guarantee)
The above costs are for our award winning, fully formed, instant hedges at 1.2 metres (4ft) high. 1.5m (5ft) and 1.8m (6ft) high options are also available. Prices are based on 50 linear metres of hedge supply and are subject to haulage charges within 50 miles of our nursery although we can also deliver to anywhere within the UK. Our guarantee is subject to the inclusion of our automatic irrigation system being installed whilst the planting of the hedge is carried out and also the following on monitoring aftercare costs carried out by one of our maintenance operatives. Costs will be provided for this service. All of our hedges are subject to availability at time of ordering. If required, hedge ends cost £75.00 each.