About Hawthorn Hedging Plants
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is a native, deciduous hedge known for its delicate, deeply-lobed leaves and fragrant spring blossoms, adding a touch of natural beauty to your outdoor space.
Hawthorn Trees provide essential shelter, nesting sites, and food for a variety of wildlife, including birds, bees, and butterflies, contributing to the ecological diversity of your garden.
Hawthorn hedges offer year-round interest, with vibrant white or pink spring blossoms, lush green foliage in summer, and deep red berries in autumn, providing visual appeal in every season.
Hawthorn is a robust and low-maintenance hedge, requiring minimal pruning and being tolerant of a range of soil types. It's a perfect choice for those looking for an eco-friendly and easy-to-care-for solution.
What size Hawthorn Hedging Plants do you do?
How to plant a Hawthorn 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 Hawthorn 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.