Our Hawthorn, also named Crataegus Monogyna, can be a great option for those who wish to include native hedging into their gardens and encourage British wildlife to flourish and make habitats within the hedging and borders. Many customers choose Hawthorn due to its stunning display of pale-pink flowers in Spring that attract both birds and bees with a beautifully floral scent. Hawthorn is also perfect for both paddocks and fields on its own or combined with Privets, Blackthorn, Hornbeam and Beech to make a Mixed Native Hedge, as the native shrubs are safe for livestock.
Our Hawthorn is placed into the “medium growing hedge” category as typically it can grow between 40-60cm per year depending on factors like watering and nutrient intake. You can also choose to grow the Hawthorn tall if preferred as the hedging can reach up to 5m tall once matured. The shrub can be pruned twice a year if needed in Winter and Springtime, avoiding the nesting months to ensure any wildlife in the hedging remains safe. We offer our Hawthorn in a variety of sizes from 15cm-200cm, meaning you can choose to affordably grow the hedging or receive it fully-grown and instantly have the benefits of its colours and wildlife-attraction.
A main attraction of Hawthorn is its native quality as the shrub is already accustomed to the British climate and so will thrive in most soil types around the country. Hawthorn is also very hardy and is able to tolerate both colder weather and stronger winds very well. The hedging will also grow very dense and bushy, giving your garden great sound and privacy protection, whilst still highlighting the beauty of its flowers and red fruits often referred to as the ‘Haws’.
The recommended planting density varies depending on the height of the plants you buy. For Example:
Small – 15-90cm: It is recommended that you plant 3-5 plants per meter
Medium – 90-150cm: It is recommended that you plant 2-3 plants per meter
Large – 150-300cm: It is recommended that you plant 1-2 plants per meter