Rhamnus frangula is a native large shrub or small tree, easy to grow in most situations. Autumn colouring of yellow foliage set off superbly the masses of shiny red and black fruits, one of the joys of autumn.
Rhamnus cathartica is a large native shrub or small tree with spiny branches, most attractive in autumn when laden with masses of shining black fruits. The yellowish-green flowers borne in May attract Brimstone butterflies.
Elder - Sambucus Nigra makes a good choice within a mixed wildlife friendly natural hedge. Delightful scented white flowers in early summer followed by the familiar abundance of glossy black fruits. Elder flowers and berries are used in wine making. Provides good food for wildlife.
Taxus Baccata is a familiar sight in churchyards and formal hedges across the country. Yew makes one of the best formal evergreen hedging subjects, and is not as slow growing as many people think. Easy to look after with little pruning needed.
Viburnum opulus is a common native throughout the British Isles. Produces a wonderful effect in the autumn with its butter yellow foliage and translucent shiny red fruits A good wildlife plant and worthy of a place in any hedgerow mix.
Crataegus Monogyna needs little introduction. Hawthorn is the backbone of many of our native hedgerows. Also known as May or Whitethorn. Masses of scarlet red berries in autumn which are a good natural source of vitamin C.