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Below is our extensive range of bare root hedge plants, many of these are native hedges (marked #). Bare root plants are the most economic and traditional way to plant a hedge. Please note that bare root plants are only available from early November to April. All plants are lifted to order. We strongly recommend using rootgrow™ to enhance and hasten establishment of young bare-root plants.

We are very happy to make up bespoke hedging mixes to suit your requirements. Please contact us for advice and details.

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BARE ROOT MIXED HEDGES

SPACE APART (single row)

HEDGE HEIGHT

SIZE (cm) & age at despatch

PRICE (£) per PLANT inc VAT FOR QUANTITIES SHOWN

10- 99

100- 249

250- 500

TRADITIONAL MIXED NATIVE HEDGE #

Most old native hedges are a mixture of different native species that have colonised the field boundary over many years. It is said that each variety represents 100 years of the hedge’s life. Our own mixture is based on observations of ancient hedges around this part of East Anglia, and comprises of 6 species (or 600 years of history!):

Hawthorn 50% - Blackthorn 25% - English Oak 5% - 10% Field Maple - Hazel 5% - Dog Rose 5% (All 2yr 1+1)

Best planted randomly in a staggered double row (5-7 plants per metre)

30-45cm

Med- Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.74

0.84

0.69

0.79

0.64

0.74

‘EXOTIC’ NATIVE MIXED HEDGE #

A colourful mix of native plants, with more conspicuous flowers, berries and Autumn leaf colour - a great alternative to our traditional mixture.

Hawthorn 40% - Blackthorn 25% - Guelder Rose 5% - Spindle 5% - Common Dogwood 5% - Native Privet or Wayfaring Tree 5% - Sea Buckthorn 5% - Field Maple 5% - Scotch Rose 5%. (All 2yr 1+1)

Best planted randomly in a staggered double row (5-7 plants per metre)

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.78

0.88

0.73

0.83

0.68

0.78

THORNLESS MIXED NATIVE HEDGE #

Visually stunning and natural, this mix contains all thornless native species, suitable for use in school grounds, places where young children may have access or anywhere that thorns are not wanted! 5 species:

Hornbeam 50%, Field Maple 25%, Spindle 10%, Common Dogwood 10%, Hazel 5%. (All 2 yr 1+1)

Best planted randomly in a staggered double row (5-7 plants per metre)

30-45cm Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.79

0.89

0.74

0.84

0.69

0.79

TAPESTRY HEDGE

A mixed hedge made up of several species with similar growth patterns but contrasting leaf tones and colours through the seasons, to provide a vivid back-drop. Our mix consists of the following:

Common Beech 40%, Purple Beech 20%, Field Maple 10%, Golden Privet 10%, Cotoneaster franchetii 10%, Amelanchier lamarckii 10% (Mix of 2yr 1+1 and 3yr 1+2)

Single row – 3 or 4 plants per metre. Double row – 5-7 plants per metre.

30-45cm Med-Large

40-60

60-90

1.45

1.79

1.40

1.74

1.35

1.69

FRUIT and NUT HEDGE

A mixed hedge producing an array of edible fruit (which usually require some preparation) or nuts. They also make an attractive, colourful hedge that will benefit wildlife.

Myrobalan Plum 50%, Rosa rugosa 10%, Cornelian Cherry 10%, Hazel 10%, Sea Buckthorn 10%, Blackthorn (Sloe) 10%. (All 2yr 1+1)

Best planted randomly in a staggered double row (5-7 plants per metre)

30-45cm Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.85

0.95

0.80

0.90

0.75

0.85

FARMERS' ECONOMY FIELD MIX #

Economy mix of 1 yr seedlings: 60% Hawthorn, 10% Blackthorn, 10% Field Maple, 10% Dogwood, 10% Dog Rose.

Best planted randomly in a staggered double row (5-7 plants per metre)

ONLY AVAILABLE IN MULTIPLES OF 500

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-50 (1yr)

500

£170

 

1000

£310

 

1500

£450

 

HEDGES and CONSERVATION

Mixed hedges are the best way to create a natural barrier that will blend with the surrounding countryside. In conservation terms hedgerows play a vitally important roll as wildlife ‘highways’, nesting cover, and as a source of food. They can support up to 80% of our native woodland bird population, 50% of our mammals, 30% of our butterflies, and many, many species of insect – the grassy verge at the base of the hedge can also be home to reptiles and ground nesting birds.

Here are some Glebe Farm tips to maximise wildlife appeal:-

Where space allows, plant a double row hedge (usually 5 plants per metre) as a wider hedge is of greater benefit to wildlife.

If possible allow some of the plants to grow into trees which will act as platforms for songbirds and appeal to high nesting/roosting birds.

Allow grass verges to establish at the base of the hedge and don’t mow until late Summer.

Avoid trimming the hedge until late Summer – you could try only trimming alternate sides of the hedge in alternate years, thus ensuring that you minimise disturbance and leave plenty of berry-bearing shoots for the Autumn/Winter.

We strongly recommend that you look at field hedges in your area and make up your own mix if ours are not suitable. For native species please choose from the species marked #.



Bare Root Hedging A-Z

BARE-ROOT FIELD GROWN HEDGE PLANTS

SPACE APART (single row)

HEDGE HEIGHT

SIZE (cm) & AGE at despatch

PRICE (£) per PLANT inc VAT FOR QUANTITIES SHOWN

10- 99

100- 249

250- 500

BEECH, COMMON OR GREEN (Fagus sylvatica). #

Well known native deciduous tree, makes an excellent hedge. When kept trimmed, Autumn leaves are retained throughout winter. Good in all but very wet soils. For a thick hedge grow in a staggered double row at 5-7 plants per metre. Single Row Hedge at 3-4 plants per metre. Clip in mid-late Summer.

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (3yr)

90-120 (3yr)

120-150 (4yr)

150-175 (4yr)

1.09

1.49

2.29

2.99

5.59

1.04

1.44

2.24

2.94

5.54

0.99

1.39

2.19

2.89

5.49

BEECH, PURPLE OR ‘COPPER’ (Fagus sylvatica purpurea) .#

Stunning trees, making a striking hedge with deep purple leaves, olive then red when young and rich copper in Autumn. Planting and position as above. A natural sport of Common Beech.

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (3yr)

90-120 (3yr)

120-150 (4yr)

150-175 (4yr)

2.79

3.49

3.99

6.19

8.99

2.69

3.39

3.89

6.09

8.89

2.59

3.29

3.79

5.99

8.79

BERBERIS, GREEN (Berberis thunbergii ).

Spiny, deciduous plant with olive green leaves which turn crimson red in Autumn. Small yellow flowers in late Spring, followed by red berries in Autumn. Good in shade. Clip in early Summer, after flowering.

30-45cm Small- Med 40-60 (3yr) 1.29 1.19 1.09

BERBERIS, PURPLE (Berberis thunbergii atropurpurea).

Slightly more compact form. Leaves are pale red when young, turning rich purple in Summer, then crimson pink in Autumn. Otherwise as above.

30-45cm Small- Med 40-60 (3yr) 1.29 1.19 1.09
BERBERIS JULIANAE
Vigorous spiny evergreen, with scented yellow Spring flowers
30-45cm
Med
30-40 (3yr)
1.85
1.75
1.65

BOX, COMMON (Buxus sempervirens).

Excellent evergreen for hedging and edging in formal gardens. Mid -green foliage, pale when young. Responds well to regular clipping. Grows well in most positions, including shade. Great for topiary. Can be grown in pots. Trim mid to late Summer. Larger plants on request.

NB. Larger root-balled plants to order. See list below.

or

Also available as pot grown hedge plants

15-25cm

Small- Med

15-20 (2yr)

20-30 (2yr)

30-40 (3yr)

1.99

2.19

3.15

1.89

2.09

3.05

1.79

1.99

2.95

BLACKTHORN OR SLOE (Prunus spinosa). #

Native shrubby tree forming a dense impenetrable hedge. White flowers in early Spring, Sloe berries in Autumn. Good in a mixture or on it’s own, as a field or boundary hedge. Trim mid- Summer. Suits most soils.

30-45cm

Med- Large

30-40 (1yr)

40-60(2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

90-120 (2yr)

---

0.69

0.79

0.99

0.34

0.64

0.74

0.94

0.29

0.59

0.69

0.89

BUCKTHORN, COMMON, (Rhamnus cathartica) #

Native shrub useful in mixed hedgerows. Small yellow/green flowers in May and small black berries in Autumn

30-45cm

Med

60-90 (2yr)

0.85

0.80

0.75

BUCKTHORN, ALDER (Rhamnus frangula) #

Large deciduous native shrub with dark green glossy leaves which turn yellow in Autumn. Red berries in late Summer. Striking spotty bark. Host plant for Brimstone Butterflies.

30-45cm

Med

60-90 (2yr)

0.85

0.80

0.75

COTONEASTER DIVARICATUS

One of the best Cotoneasters for hedging. Rosy red flowers in Summer followed by red Autumn berries and foliage. Trim late Winter.

30-45cm

Med

40-60 (2yr)

0.89

0.84

0.79

COTONEASTER SIMONSII

Semi-evergreen, with white Summer flowers and scarlet Autumn berries. Leaves also colour well in Autumn. Trim late Winter.

30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 1.09 1.04 0.99

COTONEASTER FRANCHETII

Graceful variety for informal hedge. Evergreen grey/green leaves with pale underside. White-pink Summer flowers, followed by orange Autumn berries. Trim late Winter.

30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.89 0.84 0.79
COTONEASTER LACTEUS see pot grown hedge plants - - - - - -

CORNELIAN CHERRY (Cornus mas)

Deciduous large shrub with abundant small yellow flowers on bare stems in late Winter, followed by bright red cherry like edible fruits. An interesting addition to a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.95 0.90 0.85

DOGWOOD, NATIVE (Cornus sanguinea) #

Native European Dogwood, ideal in damp conditions. Winter stems flushed with red.

30-45cm  Med 

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.75

0.85

0.70

0.80

0.65

0.75

DOGWOOD, RED STEMMED (Cornus alba sibirica)

Thicket forming shrub, grown for it's brilliant red winter stems. For best results prune hard in spring. Plant in clumps/drifts for best effect. A colourful addition to a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med

60-90cm (2yr)

0.95 0.90 0.85

DOGWOOD, BLACK STEMMED (Cornus alba kesselringii)

Thicket forming shrub, grown for it's glossy black stems. For best results prune hard in spring. Plant in clumps/drifts for best effect. A colourful addition to a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med 60-90cm (2yr) 0.95 0.90 0.85

DOGWOOD, YELLOW STEMMED (Cornus stolonifera flaviremea)

Thicket forming shrub, grown for it's brilliant yellow/green stems. For best results prune hard in spring. Plant in clumps/drifts for best effect. A colourful addition to a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med 60-90cm (2yr) 0.95 0.90 0.85

ELM, WYCH (Ulmus glabra). #

Native elm, still common in hedges. Grow on its own or in mixed hedges. Leaves turn pale yellow in Autumn. Clip mid-Summer.

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.89

0.99

0.84

0.94

0.79

0.89

FIELD MAPLE (Acer campestre). #

Native tree ideal in a mixed boundary hedge. Wonderful golden autumn colour. Clip July-August.

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.75

0.85

0.70

0.80

0.65

0.75

GUELDER ROSE (Viburnum opulus). #

Ideal shrub for a mixed native hedge with white flowers in summer and red berries in Autumn. Tolerant of wet soils.

30-45cm

Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.75

0.95

0.70

0.90

0.65

0.85

HAZEL (Corylus avellana). #

Another native, with catkins in spring and nuts in Autumn.

Best in a mixed hedge. Produces long straight poles that can be used for a variety of crafts.

30-45cm

Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.85

0.95

0.80

0.90

0.75

0.85

HAWTHORN or QUICKTHORN (Crataegus monogyna). #

Thorny native shrubby tree, traditional field or boundary hedge. White flowers in Summer, followed by Autumn berries. Grows in almost any soil. For a thick hedge plant in double rows (4-8 plants per metre). Trim in mid to late Summer.

30-45cm

Med- Large

30-40 (1yr)

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

90-120 (2yr)

---

0.69

0.79

0.99

0.34

0.64

0.74

0.94

0.29

0.59

0.69

0.89

HORNBEAM (Carpinus betulus) #

Similar to Beech, but tolerant of wet soil conditions. Soft green leaves turn pale bronze in Autumn and are retained through Winter. One of the best trees for pleaching (hedge on stilts). For a really thick hedge plant in double rows (4-8 plants per metre).

NB Larger bare-root feathered plants to order. See list below.

30-45cm

Med-Large

30-40 (1yr)

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

90-120 (3yr)

---

0.85

0.95

1.69

0.39

0.80

0.90

1.64

0.34

0.75

0.85

1.59

HOLLY, COMMON or ENGLISH (Ilex aquifolium) # see pot grown hedge plants - - - - - -

LAUREL, COMMON (Prunus laurocerasus).

Large evergreen with glossy leaves. Allow plenty of space for this one, as it should be grown at least 1m wide. Good in shade. Clip with secateurs in mid-Summer (avoid cutting leaves).

NB Larger root-balled plants to order. See list below also available as pot grown hedge plants

45-60cm

Med-Large

30-40 (2yr)

40-60 (3yr)

2.29

2.69

2.24

2.59

2.19

2.49

LAVENDER see pot grown hedge plants - - - - - -

LARCH, EUROPAEAN (Larix decidua)

Graceful deciduous conifer, familiar in woodland. Makes an unusual and attractive hedge - very popular in Scandinavia

30-45cm Med-Large 60-90 (2yr) 1.19 1.14 1.09

LILAC, COMMON (Syringa vulgaris)

Pretty shrub or small tree with attractive mauve/purple scented summer flowers. Makes a good informal hedge or works well in a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med 40-60cm (3yr) 2.19 2.09 1.99

LONICERA NITIDA

Fast growing alternative to Box, with dark green foliage. Forms a dense evergreen hedge. For formal hedges frequent trimming is required, normally in Spring and late Summer.

30-45cm

Med-Large

30-40 (2yr)

1.09

1.04

0.99

LONICERA NITIDA 'BAGGESENS GOLD' see pot grown hedge plants - - - - - -

OAK, ENGLISH (Quercus robur)

Should be a staple of any mixed native hedge. When clipped it forms a good hedge plant in the same way as beech and hornbeam, holding on to it's autumn foliage for much of the winter.

30-45cm Med-Large

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

90-120 (3yr)

0.95

1.09

1.89

0.90

1.04

1.84

0.85

0.99

1.79

PLUM, MYROBALAN or CHERRY PLUM (Prunus cerasifera).

Thorny hedge plant. Pure white flowers bourne on bare branches in early Spring, followed by edible small fruit in Autumn.

30-45cm Med 60-90 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

PRIVET, GREEN (Ligustrum ovalifolium).

Quick growing semi-evergreen that will thrive in most situations. Clip in June and September to keep in shape. Often planted in a staggered double row. (4-8 plants per metre)

Also available as pot grown hedge plants

30-45cm Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.85

0.95

0.80

0.90

0.75

0.85

PRIVET, NATIVE (Ligustrum vulgare). #

Native deciduous privet with mid green leaves and small white flowers in Summer, followed by black berries in Autumn. Excellent in shade and poor soils. Clip in mid Summer.

30-45cm Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.79

0.89

0.74

0.84

0.69

0.79

PRIVET, GOLDEN (Ligustrum ovalifolium ‘aureum’).

Brightly coloured golden foliage. Not as fast as green form, but twice a year clipping recommended. Semi-evergreen.

Also available as pot grown hedge plants

30-45cm Med

40-60 (3yr)

1.99

1.94

1.89

ROSE, DOG (Rosa canina). #

Fast growing native rose with single pale pink flowers. Best in a mixed hedge.

30-45cm Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.75

0.85

0.70

0.80

0.65

0.75

ROSA RUGOSA RUBRA

Thorny rose, ideal for hedging. Strongly scented single deep pink flowers in Summer, followed by large red hips in Autumn. Cut back in late Winter.

45-60cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

ROSA RUGOSA ALBA

As above, but with pure white papery flowers.

45-60cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

ROSE, SCOTCH or BURNET (Rosa pimpinellifolia). #

Unusual fern-like leaves, pale yellow occasionally bi-coloured flowers, and dark plum hips make this native an intriguing addition to a mixed hedge. It can also be grown as a low hedge on its own. Trim in late Winter.

30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

ROSA GLAUCA

Glaucous grey foliage with red underside. Clear pink flowers in Summer and red hips in Autumn. Good for adding colour to a mixed hedge. Trim in late winter.

30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

SEA BUCKTHORN (Hippophae rhamnoides). #

Native plant for mixed hedges. Silvery leaves and orange Autumn berries. Good in most situations, especially coastal regions,

30-45cm Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.89

0.99

0.84

0.94

0.79

0.89

SNOWBERRY(Symphoricarpus albus 'White Hedge').

Upright deciduous shrub producing a mass of pearl white clusters of berries in Autumn and Winter. Excellent as a hedge in shade or under trees. Prune back in early Spring.

45-60cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.75 0.70 0.65

SPINDLE(Euonymus europaeus). #

Fast growing native shrub for mixed hedges. Small white flowers followed by pink berries with orange centres and rich Autumn leaf colour. Especially good on chalky soils.

30-45cm Med

40-60 (2yr)

60-90 (2yr)

0.75

0.85

0.70

0.80

0.65

0.75

WAYFARING TREE (Viburnum lantana) #
Large native shrub, with soft ‘hairy’ leaves. White Summer flowers followed by dark red berries. Good Autumn leaf colour. An interesting addition to a mixed native hedge.
30-45cm Med 40-60 (2yr) 0.85 0.80 0.75

YEW, ENGLISH (Taxus baccata). #

The best large hedge for formal gardens. Dark evergreen leaves, pale and soft when young. Responds well to hard pruning. Fast growing if nurtured in the first few years after planting. Excellent for large scale topiary schemes. Trim back in August/September.
Larger plants on request.

NB. Larger root-balled plants to order. See list below. Also available as pot grown hedge plants

45-60cm Med- Large

20-30 (3yr)

30-40 (4yr)

40-60 (4yr)

2.95

3.15

3.59

2.90

3.05

3.49

2.85

2.95

3.39
notlisted

Instant Mature Hedging

‘INSTANT’ MATURE HEDGING TO ORDER

NB. Non standard delivery charges apply on these items: please ask for details.
5-10 days to order October-April

TYPE

SIZE (cm) at despatch

PRICE (£) per PLANT inc VAT FOR QUANTITIES SHOWN

1-19

20-49

50-100

BOX, COMMON (Buxus sempervirens)

Root-balled
(Field grown)

40-50

50-60

60cm +

17.95

21.95

25.95

16.95

19.95

23.95

15.95

17.95

21.95

HOLLY (Ilex aquifolium)

Root-balled
(Field grown)

90-120

120-150

150-180

44.95

54.95

69.95

42.95

52.95

67.95

40.95

50.95

65.95

HORNBEAM (Carpinus betulus)

Bare-root
(Feathered)

150-180

180-210

19.95

24.95

18.95

23.95

17.95

22.95

LAUREL, COMMON (Prunus laurocerasus)

Root-balled
(Field grown)

90-120

120-150

150-175

29.95

34.95

44.95

27.95

32.95

42.95

25.95

30.95

40.95

LAUREL, PORTUGUESE (Prunus lusitanicus)

Root-balled
(Field grown)

90-120 39.95 37.95 35.95
LEYLAND CYPRESS, GREEN

Root-balled (Field grown)

120-150

180cm +

29.95

49.95

27.95

47.95

25.95

45.95

LEYLAND CYPRESS, CASTLEWELLAN GOLD

Pot Grown

120-150

150-180

POA POA POA
WESTERN RED CEDAR (Thuya plicata Atrovirens)
Root-balled
(Field grown)

120-150

180cm +

29.95

49.95

27.95

47.95

25.95

45.95

YEW (Taxus baccata)

Root-balled
(Field grown)

80-100

100-125

125-150

150-180

33.95

39.95

57.95

79.95

31.95

37.95

55.95

77.95

29.95

35.95

53.95

75.95

FRAME TRAINED FRUIT (Please ring for details of varieties available)
Bare-root
Approx 150cm
37.50
37.50
37.50
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LARGE= 2m +

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