These Hawthorn hedge packs are bundles of 50 plants. You can order the same hawthorn plants individually here (in a larger range of sizes), but you will save money on the same size plants by buying the pack. The smaller sizes we sell are "hawthorn whips" - having no, or very few side branches, while the larger plants are beginning to feather (developing side branches). Use the former if you are planting a new hedge and the latter for filling in gaps or for getting a barrier in a hurry (but remember that smaller plants always give you a better hedge in the long run).
Common Hawthorn or Quickthorn, Crataegus monogyna, is the most widely used native hedge plant. It will grow practically anywhere and it knits into a dense, wiry hedge that is thorny enough to be an effective barrier without being a nightmare to trim.
Quickthorn hedge packs are only delivered bareroot, during winter (November - March).
All our hedge plants are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
Spacing a Hawthorn hedge:
Plant Hawthorn at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart. You can also plant your hedge in a staggered double row at 5 plants per metre, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.
Each pack of 50 plants will make 17 metres of single row hedge and 10 metres of double row hedge.