Crataegus Monogyma - Hawthorn Hedge
- Supplied 40-60cm tall, bareroot and ready to plant
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Hawthorn (Quickthorn) hedge plants are a vigorous,fast growing native shrub used extensively as hedging. Nothing can be finer than to be in the UK in May when the Hawthorn are in bloom. The flowers are highly aromatic, single white blooms in abundance on the hedging plant. The native hawthorn is one of the basic hedgerow shrubs in the majority of the UK's hedges. They are easy to grow and bear shiny small red hawthorn berries (haws) late summer into winter for thrushes, blackbirds making them perfect providers of food for wildlife.
Hawthorn is one of the easiest hedging plants to grow as it tolerates most soil types and is one of the best for windy and coastal locations. Plant full sun to partial shade, freely draining soil.
Crataegus monogyna as a hedge makes a fantastic impenetrable boundary thanks to its sharp thorns and is fast growing. Hawthorn can be planted as a hedge on its own or in a naturally mixed hedge where Hawthorn makes up the majority of the mixture and other native species can be added.
Where to Plant
Plant 3-4 per metre for single row hedge, or 5-7 per metre in a double staggered row for a more dense hedge. Ultimate height and spread 6m x 1.8m in 10 years.
Click here - How to Plant a Bare Root Hedge.