Hawthorn Hedge - Crataegus monogyna

Hawthorn hedging is fast growing and tolerant of wet soils. As its name suggests, it produces sharp thorns and, in spring, it has slightly fragrant white flowers followed by red berries in autumn. Hawthorn hedging can be used as a single species hedge but works better as the main part of a traditional mixed hedge.

Its best to plant Bare Root hedging in a double staggered row, and Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (90cm and above) plants you will need 4.5 per meter. 

Pot Grown / Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 4 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 3 to 3.5 per meter. 

Hawthorn Hedge - Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn Hedge - Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn Hedge - Crataegus monogyna
Hawthorn Hedge - Crataegus monogyna
 
 

Key Facts
Likes all types of soil Likes sun or shade Deciduous Full hardy Coastal area friendly Good nesting for birds Fruit for birds Autumn colour
Spring colour Annual growth 10cm to 20cm Annual growth 25cm to 35cm Final height 6.0m Final spread 1.8m White flowers

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