Here at Wilkinsons, we stock many varieties and different sizes of hedging plants all year round, which are ideal for a range of uses. If you’re unsure which hedging is right for your garden, our staff will be more than happy to advise you.
Bare root hedging is only supplied when completely dormant and typically available from November to February (depending on the year). They are deciduous so tend to look bare but are a very popular choice, as you get a lot of plants for your money and are offered a very economical way to plant a long length of hedge. Planting early in the season gives your hedges the best chance to establish, whilst there is still some warmth in the soil. These are available in many varieties, including Crataegus Monogyna (Hawthorn), Prunus Spinosa (Blackthorn), Rosa Canina (Dog Rose), Fagus Sylvatica (Beech) and Carpinus Betulas (Hornbeam).
Root ball plants are grown naturally and are scooped out of the ground by a machine, which cuts a ball around the root. Then they’re wrapped in a hessian sack which is left on the plant when replanted. This then naturally decomposes in the ground. Root ball plants are available at a close time to bare root and similarly thrive when planted earlier in the season, needing regular watering in their first year. Varieties we tend to stock are Taxus Baccata, Prunus Rotundifolia, Thuja and Prunus Lusitanica. Potted hedging plants are available all year round in various species and sizes. They are a more expensive way of establishing a hedge, but ideal for an instant, more mature hedge. They are available in many varieties such as Leylandii, Thuja and Prunus.
Two of our most popular hedging types are Prunus Lusitanica and Taxus Baccata – read more about them below.