Bird Cherry Hedge Plants

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Misc Wildlife Value
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained, Alkaline/Chalky, Poor/Dry
Colour White/Cream
Type Hedging, Native
Also Good Autumn Colour
  Buy 11 or more bareroot plants and save

SIZES 1-10 11-5051-250251-10001001+
60/80 cm Plenty of Stock£4.38Plenty of Stock£3.50Plenty of Stock£3.07Plenty of Stock£2.85Plenty of Stock£2.63
120/150 cm Plenty of Stock£2.58Plenty of Stock£2.06Plenty of Stock£1.81Plenty of Stock£1.68Plenty of Stock£1.55
  Prices include VAT

Please select the size and quantity of Bareroot plants you would like

£1.96
£2.58
 

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Prunus Padus Hedging

Bird Cherry, Prunus padus, is a small tree or large shrub that makes a good country hedging plant for very poor dry soils, as long as there is plenty of sun.
Bird Cherry will reach 10 metres if it grows freely as a tree.
The plants on this page are young saplings, ideal for planting as hedging or in woodland projects. You can also buy larger Bird Cherry trees here.
Browse all of our other varieties of wild and cultivated Cherry Blossom trees for sale. Alternatively, view our selection of native hedging or see our full range of hedging plants.

Bird Cherry hedge plants are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).

Choosing a size:
When you are ordering Bird Cherry plants for a hedge, we generally recommend that you use plants that are graded at 40/60cms or 60/80cms. They are cheaper than large plants, easier to handle and they will establish well in poor conditions.
Use the larger 120/150cm tall plants if you want a mature hedge quickly or for instant impact as a specimen tree or shrub.
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).

Spacing a Bird Cherry hedge:

Plant Bird Cherry hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Bird Cherry at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.

General description of Bird Cherry plants:

The Bird Cherry is native cherry tree that grows quickly to a final height of about 10 metres. It has cone-shaped strings of scented white flowers in May/June. The dark fruit that ripen in autumn are edible but taste quite bitter; with a good dose of sugar, you can experiment with using them in jams, but we think that it's best to just leave them for the birds. The leaves look great in autumn. Bird Cherry Trees grow almost anywhere except on wet soils. As with all cherries, pruning should be done in summer to reduce the risk of bacterial canker.

  • Small Box

    Small box

    (Orders containing only seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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