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.
The Wayfaring Tree - Viburnum latana is an attractive native shrub easy and adaptable to most situations. Wild life freindly, it has attractive foliage with cream white flower florets in May and June. A must in any native hedgerow scheme
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.
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.
Evergreen Privet - Ligustrum Ovalifolium makes a vigorous upright evergreen hedge. Dense panicles of fragrant white flowers in mid summer followed by shiny black berries.
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Beech is a classic native tree of the English parkland and estate, particularly good in calcareous soils. Beech makes superb hedging.
Berberis Thunbergii is a small shrub with a round dense crown bearing small pale yellow flowers in small clusters, appearing in April to May. Shiny red berries and fantastic foliage colours in autumn.
Snowy Mespilus - Amelanchier Canadensis is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear. Can be used to great effect in mixed hedges
Western red cedar makes a good alternative to the ubiquitous Leylandlii with darker green and thicker foliage. The form we grow 'Atrovirens' has attractive glossy green thick foliage, ideally suited to clipping to make a fast growing attractive tall screen or hedge
Snowy mespilus or Juneberry has leaves opening coppery-red, turning to soft green in summer and then to shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn. Amelanchier lamarkii is smothered with small white flowers in spring followed by black berries. Superb in any mixed hedge or try on its own to create a stunning natural look.
Rosa Rugosa is persistently popular, this easy to grow rose can be seen poking its red-pink flowers through mixed hedgerows all summer. Or use on its own to make a lovely informal flowering hedge Glorious large red hips follow the flowers. A superb impenetrable hedge.
Purple Beech makes a beautiful large specimen tree or is often seen in hedge form where its purple foliage can be used to great effect.