Native Hedge Plants

Native Hedge Plants


Native hedgerow plants are hedges that have developed in an area naturally over thousands of years and continues to thrive. Their growth has happened and been sustained without any human intervention. There are many popular native hedgerow plants available in the UK which are listed by species below. Planting one of these species ensures that your hedging is acclimatised to the UK, which means that less favourable soils will be tolerated.

Native hedgerow plants also protect local wildlife including hedgehogs, birds and bees. These species offer additional benefits such as privacy, keeping intruders away, providing shade and are ideal for UK coastal areas.

Types of Native Hedgerow Plants

Single Native Species

We have a variety of single native hedge plants available, including English Yew (Taxus baccata), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus),Beech (Fagus sylvatica),English Holly (Ilex aquifolium) and more. You can read our full guide to native hedging here.

Mixed Native Hedging

Mixed native hedgerows are a popular alternative and are seen throughout the countryside. Our special mixed native bare root packs, available from autumn to late spring, offer a wonderful variety of species and attributes.They are some of our most economical bare root hedging packs - great for both your pocket and local wildlife, who thrive in and around mixed native hedges. Click the links below to visit our mixed native bare root packs page or view our range of mixed native instant hedging troughs, available year round.

If you're aiming for a quintessentially British look to your garden, our native hedgerow plants are ideal. Native plants are perfectly suited to the UK's natural habitat and weather and they're tested to ensure they don't contain anything toxic to wild or domestic animals.

For more information about native hedge plants, contact Hedges Direct expert team today on 01257 263 873 or email us at [email protected].


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