The Bird Cherry, or Prunus Padus, is a highly admired hedging plant, cherished for its stunning seasonal displays and ecological benefits. Its most captivating feature is the profusion of fragrant white flowers that blossom in spring, creating an enchanting visual and olfactory experience. These flowers not only add aesthetic value but also attract an array of pollinators, boosting garden biodiversity. Following the flowering season, the plant produces small, dark cherries, highly favoured by birds, aligning perfectly with its common name. In autumn, the leaves of Bird Cherry transform into a beautiful array of yellows and reds, offering a magnificent display of fall colour.
Prunus Padus is an excellent choice for hedges due to its dense growth habit, creating effective privacy screens and natural boundaries. This versatility makes it suitable for both formal and informal garden designs. Bird Cherry thrives in a variety of soil types but prefers moist, well-drained conditions. It is adaptable to different light environments, flourishing in both full sun and partial shade. This adaptability, combined with its robust growth, makes Bird Cherry a reliable and attractive hedging choice.
Incorporating Bird Cherry into a mixed native hedgerow is an ideal strategy. It complements other native species like Hawthorn or Blackthorn, providing a rich tapestry of textures and colors throughout the seasons. Its role in supporting local wildlife, offering both sustenance and habitat, enhances the ecological value of a mixed hedge. For more detailed information about Bird Cherry, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) offers an extensive guide, available at RHS – Bird Cherry. Additionally, for those interested in exploring our cherry trees, Harrodsoutdoor.com/Cherrytrees offers a range of options, including other varieties and styles of cherry trees.
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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES
Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.
Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.
Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!
In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.
Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.
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If you are not home at the time of your delivery, don’t worry! With your permission, we will instruct our trusted couriers to leave your plants in a safe place. If you have any requirements, or a preferred safe place for your plant delivery, please ensure to leave us a note along with your order, or simply give us a call.
If you have any special requirements regarding your delivery, please add it to your order notes or call us on 01603 327269. Always include any delivery restrictions into your order note so appropriate vehicles and good carriers can be used to deliver your plants.
Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.
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