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.
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.
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