Why Buy Our Hedging Trees?
- Our hedging trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in the North UK which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather and political scandal)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilizer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only).
Dog Rose (Rosa canina) is a very familiar sight across Britain. A native, British hedging species, this rose is very hardy and tolerant of most soils, excepting those which are very wet. Noted for its attractive pink flowers in late spring and bright-red rose hips in autumn. Dog Rose is quite a fast-growing, putting on an average growth per year of up to 60cm (2ft). This rose is ideal for forming a dense screen. Quite commonly, Dog Rose forms part of a native hedging mixture, along with Hawthorn , Blackthorn, Hazel, Elder and Crab Apple
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Dog Rose hedging trees are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
How many Dog Rose hedging trees do I need?
We recommend planting 6 plants per metre using the double staggered hedge method.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Dog Rose Cell Grown Plants
August 2015: Very happy with product...sorry if I was a little pressing about delivery...will post picture of dog roses when they have matured a bit...will certainly use your services again as product was of good quality and competitively priced, thankfully peter inman
November 2013:Dear Alan,Dog Rose plants received with very many thanks. Thank you too for the humour on a Monday morning. With best wishes Carina
August2013: Dear Alanl, Since you were so good as to sacrifice your lunch hour to enquire about my Dog Rose tree delivery I think it is only reasonable of me to reply. The plants are fine well watered and planted in a suitable environment. All 181 of them. Delivery was conducted in good order and the plants left exactly where I had requested. Their pedigree remains to be ascertained but hopefully they will continue to be a credit to you.Regards, Jeremy
June 2013: Hello, Yup got the grapes, cedar, pine n roses ! Thank you very much. Happy with them. Can't wait to see em growing. All the best. Dr Ana Christensen DVM, PhD
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
Second line of hedging or staggered row
We recommend planting the second line of trees 25cm or 10 inches away from the first if using the staggered hedging approach. Consider buying 10% more than you need and plant the spares elsewhere so you have immediate replacements for damaged or diseased trees.
For all hedging protection please view the Tree Extra section.
You would think that thorny plants would put rabbits off from eating them however this is not the case. They are happy to take the pain regardless of the cost (sounds like rabbits would be suited to marriage)
Hedge Growth Rates
For information on rates of growth please click "Hedge Growth Rates"
Using Bark or wood chip mulch for hedging trees
Mice like to use this as a nest/home/holiday retreat and they eat the bark (especially Beech). Periodically check for damage below the mulch or bark layer. Alternatively use gravel or plastic sheeting as a method of keeping weeds.
Adding Fragrance And Colour To Your Hedge.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is a very popular addition to any garden due to the strong fragrance, splash of colours and interest it generates from other wildlife. Click the link to find out more.
Coastal PlantingFactors Detrimental To Cell Grown/Young Hedging Trees
Trees suitable for coastal hedging include Aspen, Hawthorn, Holly, Juniper, Rowan, Whitebeam and Willows.
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
Hedge Tree Growing In The UK
We have instructed all our hedging trees that no non-UK holidays are allowed so that we can state they are all UK grown. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over 1000 trees can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
White flowered apple rose (Rosa rugosa alba) is grown from seed collected from white-flowering apple rose bushes. Even though we do this, sometimes the resulting apple rose flowers may be a mixture of white and pink flowers. This is entirely unpredictable and the reason for this is genetic as one of the parent bushes for white flowering apple rose is the pink flowering apple rose. We at trees-online are not therefore not liable should a mixture of flower colours appear.