These instant Hawthorn hedging troughs are an ideal solution to planting a Hawthorn hedge to give immediate effect after planting. Each of these troughs is 1m in length and the hedging plants are 100-120cm (3-4ft) in height from the top of the trough. Being container grown, these instant hedges will quickly establish in your garden after planting out and are a much more premium product than using bare root Hawthorn hedging plant.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is also known as Quickthorn. Hawthorn will be found in almost every farm hedge in the UK being a native tree variety. With its sharp thorny branches and white fragrant flowers, it is a fine sight to see in May when flowering is prolific. It will produce red berries (Haws) in the autumn which are popular with birds. Hawthorn will grow on many different soil types and is a good all rounder deciduous native hedge species when planted as part of a mixed species native hedge.
A pure Hawthorn hedge is relatively uncommon and it is mostly found as part of a mixed species native hedge and will grow extremely well with other species such as Blackthorn, Field Maple, Spindle, Beech, Dog Rose, Hazel and Hornbeam. Native hedges such as this can be found across much of the UK.