Enjoy garden interest in abundance with this hardy and reliable hedge, which features shows of fragrant white flowers, luscious light green leaves, and inky black berries.
Also known as Hagberry, this variety is often grown as a tree, but will also make outstanding structural hedgerows.
Beauty starts in spring, when white flowers erupt on short spikes with an attractive almond-like perfume. Moving into autumn, dark fruits develop along eye-catching red stems.
What’s more, this hedge is recommended by the RHS as a ‘Plant for Pollinators’, thanks to the nectar-rich flowers that draw the attention of bees with early-season pollen, while birds and smaller garden mammals love the sweet autumn berries.
Bird Cherry hedges grow well in most soil types, in either full sun or partial shade, but will not tolerate exposed windy sites, coastal conditions, or fully shaded areas.
Growing at a rate of 20-40cm per year, it is easy to keep this hedge well-shaped and uniform, particularly when attempting to reach a manageable height of 4m.
Don’t forget to use one of our handy bamboo cane and spiral guard sets when planting a bare root hedge. The cane will keep the bare root upright as it grows, while the spiral guard will protect the base of the plant from wildlife to achieve as thick a hedge as possible.
Supplied as a bare root hedge, 40-60cm tall, ready for planting.