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Thorny Hedging Plants

Thorned Hedging

It is an unfortunate fact of life that thorny plants form an increasing proportion of our range of hedging plants for sale. Sometimes "thorny" is the only way to go. That does not stop them from being beautiful, however. Browse our full variety of thorny hedging plants below.

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  1. Berberis julianae Flowers

    Berberis julianae - Barberry, Julians

    From £1.25
    Berberis julianae - 20 - 30cms Bushes
    • Thorny. Great Spring & Autumn colour.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  2. Berberis thunbergii Leaves

    Berberis thunbergii - Barberry, Green

    From £1.25
    Berberis thunbergii - 40 - 60cms Bushes
    • Thorny. Yellow flowers, red berries, red autumn colours.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2-3m
    • Year round delivery.

  3. Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea blossom

    Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea - Barberry, Purple

    From £1.25
    Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea - 40 - 80cms Bushes
    • Thorny. Wine-purple leaves, good autumn colour.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2-3m
    • Year round delivery.

  4. Berberis darwinii Leaves

    Berberis, darwinii

    From £1.65
    Berberis darwinii - 30 - 60cms container grown Bushes
    • Thorny. Small, evergreen leaves.
    • Decorative flowers & edible fruit.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Year round delivery.

  5. Sloe Berries

    Blackthorn, Prunus Spinosa

    From £0.34
    • Height: up to 4m
    • Soil: not chalk
    • Use: Thorny barrier hedging
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Colour: Green leaves, black branches
    • Flowers: creamy white, late Feb-March
    • Location: Shade tolerant

  6. Sea Buckthorn Berries

    Buckthorn, Sea

    From £1.05
    Hippophae rhamnoides - 60-80cms Shrubs
    • Native. Thorny. Edible orange berries.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Fixes nitrogen.
    • Good for stabilising sand dunes.
    • Max. Height: 8m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  7. Hawthorn Berries in October

    Hawthorn, Quickthorn

    From £0.34
    • Sizes sold: 40-150 cm
    • Height: 1m to 6m
    • Soil: all soils
    • Use: Thorny Informal Native Hedging
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Double row: 5/m
    • Very tough indeed

  8. Alaska Holly at Christmas

    Holly, Alaska - Potted

    From £3.09
    Ilex aquifolium Alaska
    • 60 - 80 cms Pot-Grown holly
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Guaranteed to berry

  9. Clipped Holly Hedge & Berries

    Holly, Green - Potted

    From £3.36
    Ilex aquifolium
    • 30 - 60cms Pot-Grown Saplings
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Potted Delivery Only: All Year.

  10. Japanese Holly - Ilex crenata Convexa

    Holly, Japanese

    From £3.05
    • Final Size: 30 cm to 1m
    • Soil: any
    • Use: formal hedging/topiary shapes
    • Single row: 3-4 plants per metre
    • Colour: dark green (no prickles) with black berries
    • Hedging:

  11. Conservation Hedging in August

    Native Conservation Hedge Mix - 50 Pack

    From £23.51
    Conservation Hedging - Packs of 50 Plants
    • 60-120cms Bareroot Saplings
    • Native. Qualifies for grant aid.
    • 50% Hawthorn
    • Any soil except waterlogged sites.
    • 1 pack makes 16.5 metres of hedge.
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar

  12. Pyracantha Golden Charmer - Potted

    Pyracantha Golden Charmer - Potted

    From £3.54
    Pyracantha Golden Charmer

    Out of Stock

  13. Pyracantha Orange Glow - Potted

    Pyracantha Orange Glow - Potted

    From £5.58
    Clouds of white blossom followed by orange berries. Thorny, evergreen and shade tolerant.

    Out of Stock

  14. Red Pyrancatha Plant & Berries

    Pyracantha Red Column - Potted

    From £6.25
    Pyracantha Red Column

  15. Dog Rose Flowers

    Rose, Dog

    From £0.33
    Rosa canina - 40-80cms Saplings
    • Thorny, native wild rose.
    • Grows almost anywhere.
    • Good for mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  16. Rosa arvensis flowers and leaves

    Rose, Field

    From £1.60
    Rosa arvensis - 50 - 80cms Bushes
    • Native. Rambling habit.
    • Good for game cover & mixed country hedges.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  17. Rose, Multiflora

    Rose, Multiflora

    From £0.80
    Rosa multiflora - 60-80cms Shrubs
    • All soils except chalk & coastal sites.
    • Good secure hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

    Out of Stock

  18. Rosa glauca Flowers

    Rose, Red Leaf

    From £0.63
    Rosa glauca - 40-80cms Saplings
    • Wild rose, grey & purple leaves.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Good for mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  19. Rosa Rugosa Rubra Flower

    Rose, Red Ramanas

    From £0.70
    Rosa rugosa Rubra - 40-80cms Shrubs
    • Wild hedging rose.
    • Scented red-purple flowers & large rose hips.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  20. Rose, Scotch

    Rose, Scotch

    From £0.70
    Rosa pimpinellifolia - 60-80cms Shrubs
    • Native.
    • Best wild rose for dry / exposed sites.
    • Good secure hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2.5m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  21. Rosa rubiginosa Rose Hips

    Rose, Sweet Briar

    From £0.70
    Rosa rubiginosa - 60-80cms Shrubs
    • Wild rose, vigorous. Scented leaves.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Good for mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  22. White Rugosa Rose Flowers

    Rose, White Ramanas

    From £0.70
    Rosa rugosa Alba - 40-80cms Shrubs
    • Wild hedging rose.
    • Scented white flowers & large rose hips.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

  23. Stock Friendly Native Hedging - 4 years After Planting

    Stock Friendly Hedge Mix - 50 Pack

    From £23.51
    Farm Hedging - Packs of 50 Plants
    • 60 - 80cms Bareroot Saplings
    • Mixed native hedging.
    • Safe for horses, cattle etc. No Blackthorn included.
    • 1 pack makes 16.5 metres of hedge.
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.

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