Nature Mix | Packs of 50 Plants
Game Cover Plants - Delivered in Bundles of 50 Plants with a 1 Year Guarantee
This pack of 50 mixed bushes & shrubs is intended for planting as shelter for game animals and wildlife. It is not for planting as a hedge. You can order the same plants individually from their respective pages, but you will save money on the same size plants by buying the pack.
We will choose the plants that go into the mix from the following list: we regret that we cannot accept requests for specific plants to be used in your pack. If you want to be certain of having a particular plant in your mix, please order it separately.
- 20% Cherry Laurel
- 20% each of 4 species chose by us from: Shrub Honeysuckle, Snowberry, Lawsons Cypress, Wild Privet, Cotoneaster franchetii or Cotoneaster simonsii.
These plants are evergreen or semi-evergreen and thornless, so they provide year round cover for animals and they are easy for beaters and game keepers to walk through. They will produce fruit for birds to eat and their flowers & leaves will support bees and butterlies, but for the most part these plants are not appealing food for deer and other grazing animals.
You can plant these shade-tolerant plants in existing woodland or out in the open to create a new copse.
Although all of the plants in this pack make good hedging on their own, they are not really suitable for planting together in a mixed hedge. The big plants like the cherry laurel would constantly be out-growing the smaller ones.
The plants in this pack will be 30-80 cms tall when we deliver them. All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing Game Cover plants:
This pack is not intended for a hedge. It is meant to be planted randomly and allowed to grow freely to create natural looking cover for wildlife.
You can decide on planting distances to suit your site: 2 metres between each plant will make a fairly dense thicket that is still quite easy to walk through. Planting them more closely together will provide more shelter for very exposed sites. Planting them further apart will increase visibility and make it easier for groups of people to walk through it.