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).
Cherry or Myrobalan Plum Tree
A particularly attractive, low maintenance, deciduous small tree that carries delightful white-pale pink flowers in spring and is one of the first trees in the UK to show them. They usually show before the mid-green foliage does. Older trees produce edible yellow-red cherry plums ready for harvesting from early July and being self-fertile, the Cherry or Myrobalan Plum tree does not require a pollination partner to produce fruit.
An excellent choice of tree for producing a dense hedge on its own or mixed with other hedging plants. Often mistaken for Blackthorn, wild cherry (Prunus Avium), Bird Cherry (Prunus Padus) and Sour Cherry (Prunus Cerasus). The dangling plums make it a good choice for privacy hedging around a nudist colony.
It has an average growth rate of 20-30cm a year which can be made to appear more by cutting the first part of your ruler off. Expect a final height of 8-12m and similar or more in width. If it grows taller, we are happy to charge you extra for the freebie.
The flowers and fruits will attract wildlife to your garden which should consist of birds, bees and similar. If you see a T-Rex munching on your cherry hedge, you are dreaming.
Planting Cherry Or Myrobalan Plum Tree
Plant Cherry or Myrobalan Plum trees in most soils to include chalk, clay, sand and loam that is moist and well-draining. Hardy down to minus 20 degrees centigrade so suitable for UK planting. Plant in a protected and full sun position for best results. Protection from strong winds, not terrorists and assassins so stand down your armed response group.
Pruning Cherry Or Myrobalan Plum Tree
Best to prune in the winter after the foliage has dropped and always remove dead, diseased or crossing over branches. Any shoots pointing straight up and anything growing below the tree graft need to be removed.
General Information About Cherry or Myrobalan Plum Tree
Can be found in South-Eastern Europe, Western Asia or here at Trees-Online.co.uk.
Some countries consider it to be an invasive weed but that is not the case once you get to know it better.
The roots are often used as rootstock for other trees.
If aphids are attracted to the tree, try hosing them off a few times first before going the chemical route.
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