Also see Fact Sheet 5 - Hedges for Wildlife, this gives you lots of information and recommendations on how suitable hedging can benefit and attract various wildlife into your garden.
|Name (common name) & Description||Conditions||Size|
|Acer campestre (Field Maple) Makes a tree of medium size. Can be used for hedging. Leaves turn yellow sometimes flushed red in autumn. Ideal for all types of soil aspects. PLANT 45cm apart.||HEIGHT: 8-10m in 20 yrs.|
|Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Ideal as single specimen or for hedging. Fluted trunk and ovate, serrate, ribbed leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Suits most sites and situations. PLANT 45cm apart.||HEIGHT: 6m in 20 yrs.|
|Corylus avellana (Hazel) Native species forms large multi-stemmed shrub. Ideal for hedges and woodlands. Catkins in February. Moist well drained soil in sun or semi shade.||HEIGHT: 2.5m. SPREAD: 2.5m.|
|Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn or Quickthorn) Fragrant white flowers in late Spring.||HEIGHT: 10m SPREAD: 8m|
|Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Native tree. Smooth leaves contrast with the plain grey bark of older trees. Good autumn colour. PLANT 45cm apart. Most well drained soils in sun or semi shade.||HEIGHT: 8m in 20 yrs.|
|Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Copper or Purple Beech) Purple leaves throughout the growing season. The brown leaves stay on the plant through the winter. Plant in sun or semi-shade in a well-drained soil. Plant 45cm apart.||HEIGHT: 8m in 20 yrs.|
|Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oval-leaf Privet) Fast growing. Ideal for hedging, with dark green leaves. SPACING: 45cm. Suits a well drained soil in sun or semi shade. |
Warning: Harmful if eaten
|HEIGHT: 4m SPREAD: 4m.|
|Malus sylvestris (Wild Crab Apple) White flowers suffused pink in spring, followed by green, flushed red fruits in the autumn. Plant in a moist well drained soil in sun or semi shade.||HEIGHT: 3m + in 10 yrs.|
|Prunus spinosa (Black Thorn) Dense habit. Masses of small white flowers in April, followed by small fruits later in the year. Suits most soils in sun or semi shade. PLANT: 45cm.||HEIGHT: 1.5m + in 10 yrs.|
|Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose or Water Elder) Masses of white, hydrangea-like flowers in June-July, followed by red fruits lasting into winter.||HEIGHT: 2.5m in 10 years.|
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information given both on our lists and labels. However, some details may vary according to special or geographical circumstances. Varieties offered are subject to availability.
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