Cherry Plum, scientifically known as Prunus cerasifera, is an exceptional choice for hedging, offering a delightful fusion of ornamental beauty and practical functionality. This versatile hedging plant is celebrated for its early spring blossoms, which burst into a spectacular display of pink or white flowers, bringing a splash of colour to the garden when most other plants are still dormant. Following the flowering period, Cherry Plum hedging produces small, edible plums, ranging in colour from yellow to red, which are a treat for both wildlife and gardeners. The leaves of this species are equally attractive, typically emerging as a rich purple or red before transitioning to green, adding further interest to the hedge throughout the year.
As a hedge, Cherry Plum stands out for its dense, bushy growth habit, which makes it an excellent choice for privacy screening or as a windbreak. It’s relatively fast-growing, ensuring that desirable height and density are achieved more quickly than with many other species. Cherry Plum hedges are hardy and adaptable, thriving in a range of soil types, although they prefer well-drained, fertile soil. They can tolerate both full sun and partial shade, making them suitable for various garden locations.
Incorporating Cherry Plum into a mixed hedge can yield stunning results. Its early blossoms provide a striking contrast against the evergreen backdrop of species like Yew or Box, and its colourful foliage and fruits add diversity in texture and colour throughout the seasons. Cherry Plum is particularly effective when paired with other flowering shrubs, creating a tapestry of colours and forms that enhance the overall beauty of the hedge. For gardeners looking to establish a hedge that offers both visual appeal and practical benefits, Cherry Plum is an excellent choice, promising a blend of aesthetic charm, wildlife attraction, and versatility in garden design.
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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.
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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.
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