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  • common hawthorn
  • Eventual height: 10m
  • Eventual spread: 8m

Crataegus monogyna

common hawthorn

Perfect for pollinators £29.99
Pot size 25 plants - 40-60cm
25 plants - 40-60cm
50 plants - 40-60cm
100 plants - 40-60cm
  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: any soil (except water-logged)
  • Rate of growth: average to fast-growing
  • Flowering period: May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The Royal Horticultural Society bare root hedging range is a very low cost way of planting a hedge. The bare root plants are only available to buy and plant when dormant. (November-March) These plants, with known seed provenence, are grown in 220 acres of rich Herefordshire soil. As they are dispatched directly from the fields, rather than through a nursery, they are much fresher than imported or even stored plants. RHS bare root plants are grown through low input horticultural methods. Plants are rotated with pigs annually, to improve soil condition. Water is harvested in the winter for use in the summer. No heat or polytunnels are used and, as the plants are dispatched direct from the fields, transport is kept to a minimum.

    To find out more about how to plant a hedge, click here

    Fragrant white flowers in May, followed by spherical, glossy, dark red fruit, and deeply lobed, glossy, dark green leaves. Hawthorn makes a great specimen tree or boundary hedge for a range of settings. A valuable food source and refuge for native birds and insects, the spiny thorns serve as a deterrent against potential intruders.

    These are sent out as bare root whips and should be planted out as soon as possible.

  • Garden care: In late winter or early spring remove any misplaced, diseased or crossing branches. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure around the base of the plant.

Please note that as we grow the hedging especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. The bareroot plants will then be despatched to you during November.

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