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Root Ball Hedge Plants

Root ball hedges are very environmentally friendly and a cost effective option to establish a new hedge in your garden. Choose from a wide range of root ball plants, field grown naturally and planted in the ground at our nursery.

The root ball season normally starts in autumn and runs between October and March depending on the weather, when the plants are dormant and ready for lifting. The root ball hedging plants are then wrapped in biodegradable hessian to protect them, which naturally degrades in the ground within six months. Planting root balls is one of the best options for immediate impact in your garden, these established bushy plants have a hardy root system and will grow in many different soil types.

Our most popular species of Root Ball Hedging Plants

Choose from our range of best selling, great value root balled hedging, including Common Laurel, Common Privet and Photinia Red Robin available in a range of sizes. We stock a large range of root ball species ready for immediate delivery.

Choosing the right Root Ball Hedges for your garden

When choosing root balls for your garden, you need to consider several factors including the soil type and planting position for your new root ball hedging plants. If you have any questions or if you would like some expert advice, please speak to a member of our team.

Planting and caring for your Root Balled Hedging Plants

Once you have chosen your desired field grown root ball hedging plants, it's time to prepare for planting.

Follow these simple steps to give your hedge the best start:

  • Preparing the trench - Dig a trench at least twice the width and the same depth as the root ball.

  • Enriching the soil - Once the trench is dug, loosen up the soil in the bottom of the trench to allow roots to easily spread. Mix organic matter or compost into the soil and place a layer at the bottom of the trench.

  • Removing packaging - Remove any packaging from the root ball but leave the hessian around the root system, being careful not to damage or disturb the roots.

  • Planting - Place the root ball hedging plants in the trench and backfill with soil, firming it down gently.

  • Watering - Once planted, ensure you water the rootball hedging thoroughly and regularly until established.

  • Mulching - Mulch around the base of the root ball hedge plants to retain moisture and suppress

To summarise, rootball hedging offers the most cost effective option when planting a new hedge in your garden. Grown naturally over several years, they represent excellent value for money allowing you to establish a tall hedge for a minimal cost.


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