About Bird Cherry Hedging Plants
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) is a deciduous hedge with delicate, white blossom clusters in spring, followed by dark green leaves and small cherries. It adds a touch of natural beauty and charm to your garden.
Also sometimes referred to as Mayday Trees, Bird Cherry Trees provide valuable shelter, nesting sites, and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds and insects, contributing to the ecological diversity of your garden.
These hedges offer year-round visual appeal, with white blossoms in spring, lush foliage in summer, and bird-attracting cherries in autumn. Even in winter, they maintain their graceful structure.
Bird Cherry Hedging plants are a versatile choice, adaptable to various soil types and conditions, making it a dependable option for gardens with diverse growing conditions.
What size Bird Cherry Hedging Plants do you do?
How to plant a Bird Cherry Hedging plants?
Trim the roots slightly before planting, as this will encourage healthier growth.
Dig a trenched hole in the ground in the shape of a ‘V’, deep enough for the bare root to sit comfortably so the ‘tide mark’ of the root is level with the ground. This marks the level where the bare root was previously planted before lifting for delivery. We recommend adding Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi at this stage to help the plant establish well.
Ensure the roots are completely covered in soil, then firm the soil around, as water will gather in any remaining air pockets and potentially damage the roots when it freezes.
How far apart do I plant Bird Cherry Hedging plants when making a hedge?
For an impressive display when planting multiple hedges, place five per metre. For a thicker hedge, plant seven per metre.
Fancy checking out our other varieties of hedging plants?
If you need advice on what hedging variety is best for you, then have a read of Our Ultimate Guide to Hedging Plants on our blog here.
Still can't decide?
Then why not opt for one of our native hedging plant collections.