Thorny Hedging Plants for Sale

Thorned Hedging Varieties

It is an unfortunate fact of life that thorny plants are more in demand every year, but security is not the only reason to use them. Many of them are also beautiful with a long season of interest, and a number of small birds love to nest among the spines where the cats can't get them. 

Browse our other hedge plants for sale here.

All our hedge plants are covered by our no-quibble Guarantee, which means you can order with complete confidence. Free delivery on orders over £60. Best advice & friendly support throughout. 

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  1. Darwin's Barberry

    30-60cms Hedge Plants
    • Thorny. Small, evergreen leaves.
    • Decorative flowers & edible fruit.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2m
    • Year round delivery.
    • RHS AGM
    From £3.84  Inc VAT

  2. Julian's Wintergreen Barberry

    20-60cms Hedge Plants
    • Thorny. Great Spring & Autumn colour.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Any well drained soil.
    • Pot Grown Delivery: All Year
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar.
    From £3.00  Inc VAT

  3. Green Barberry

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Thorny. Yellow flowers, red berries, red autumn colours.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2-3m
    • Year round delivery.
    From £2.82  Inc VAT

  4. Purple Barberry

    40-60cms Hedge Plants
    • Thorny. Wine-purple leaves, good autumn colour.
    • Excellent garden hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2-3m
    • Year round delivery.
    From £2.82  Inc VAT

  5. Crataegus monogyna

    40-150cms Hedge Plants
    • Height: 1m to 6m
    • Soil: All soils except a swamp
    • Use: Thorny Informal Native Hedging
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Double row: 5/m
    • Ultra hardy everywhere in the UK
    From £1.50  Inc VAT

  6. Hippophae rhamnoides

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • 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.
    From £3.24  Inc VAT

  7. Ilex aquifolium

    30-60cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Potted Delivery Only: All Year.
    • RHS AGM
    From £5.22  Inc VAT

  8. Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Guaranteed to berry
    From £4.74  Inc VAT

  9. Ilex aquifolium 'Argentea Marginata'

    40-60cms Pot Grown Hedge Plants
    • Variegated Evergreen.
    • Hardy, tolerates full shade.
    • Any soil except swamp.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 10m
    • Female plants, guaranteed to make red berries.
    • Excellent for bees.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Potted Delivery: Year round.
    From £8.34  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  10. Ilex crenata 'Convexa'

    15-80cms Pot Grown Hedge Plants
    • 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
    • Best alternative to Box (Buxus)
    • Pot Grown Delivery: Year Round
    From £4.74  Inc VAT

  11. Native Conservation Hedging Collection

    60-120cms Hedge Plants
    • 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
    From £64.80  Inc VAT

  12. Livestock Friendly Hedging Collection

    60-120cms Hedge Plants
    • Mixed native hedging.
    • Safe for horses, cattle etc. No Blackthorn included.
    • 1 pack makes 16.5 metres of hedge.
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £64.80  Inc VAT

  13. Prunus spinosa

    40-120cms Hedge Plants
    • 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
    From £1.92  Inc VAT

  14. Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

    60-150cms Pot Grown Bushes
    • Flowers: White in late Spring
    • Berries: Orange into Winter
    • Foliage: Evergreen
    • Thorny. Good hedging or bushy screening.
    • Height: to 4m x 2m
    • Position: Any, Soil: Any
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Year round delivery.
    From £9.12  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  15. Pyracantha coccinea 'Red Column'

    60-80cms Pot Grown Shrubs.
    • Flowers: White in late Spring
    • Berries: Red, held into Winter
    • Foliage: Evergreen
    • Thorny. Good hedging, bushy screening, or training on walls.
    • Height: to 4 Metres
    • Spread: To 2 Metres
    • Position: Any (shade will reduce berries)
    • Soil: Any except waterlogged
    From £7.08  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  16. Pyracantha 'Soleil d'Or '

    60-80cms Pot Grown Bushes
    • Flowers: White in late Spring
    • Berries: Yellow into Winter
    • Foliage: Evergreen
    • Thorny. Good hedging, bushy screening, or training on walls.
    • Height: to 4m x 2m
    • Position: Any, Soil: Any
    • Year round delivery.
    From £7.80  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  17. Rosa canina

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Thorny, native wild rose.
    • Grows almost anywhere.
    • Good component for mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £1.56  Inc VAT

  18. Rosa glauca

    30-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Wild rose, grey & purple leaves.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Good for mixed country hedging.
    • Likes full sun & will tolerate very poor soil
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    • RHS AGM
    From £2.34  Inc VAT

  19. Rosa multiflora

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • All soils except chalk & coastal sites.
    • Good secure hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.76  Inc VAT

    Out of Stock

  20. Rosa pimpinellifolia

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Native.
    • Best wild rose for dry / exposed sites.
    • Good secure hedging.
    • Max. Height: 2.5m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.28  Inc VAT

  21. Rosa rubiginosa

    60-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Wild rose, vigorous. Scented leaves.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Good for mixed country hedging.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.16  Inc VAT

  22. Rosa rugosa Alba

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Wild, but not native. Very thorny, secure hedging.
    • Scented white flowers & large rose hips.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.16  Inc VAT

  23. Rosa rugosa 'rubra'

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Wild, but not native. Very thorny, secure hedging.
    • Scented red-purple flowers & large rose hips.
    • Grows on chalk & the coast.
    • Max. Height: 3m
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.16  Inc VAT

  24. Rubus fruticosus

    30-40cms Plants
    • Native bramble, thorny.
    • Blackberries in late summer.
    • Self fertile.
    • Excellent ground cover for wildlife.
    • Suitable for wild country hedge mixes, in moderation.
    • Bareroot Delivery Only: Nov-Mar.
    From £2.94  Inc VAT

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