Whitethorn Hedging Plants

Available as bare root plants from November to April.

 

 

 

 

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Tree Sizes

1-2ft, 2-3ft, 3-4ft

0.651.20

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Adam Richards
Adam Richards
2023-11-16
These guys are the best. Super prossesional & 100% personable. Caitriona & Robert helped me plan my hedging, offered advice and delivered swiftly. Thank you.
Gary Dully
Gary Dully
2023-11-11
Highly recommend. Beautiful healthy thriving tree and hedges delivered and no issues, very fast delivery and great to deal with. 10/10. Top marks.
Gareth Wills
Gareth Wills
2023-11-11
Excellent. Great quality and very helpful.
Matthew Kehoe
Matthew Kehoe
2023-11-07
Couldn’t recommend and rate Cullen Nurseries more highly! They supplied excellent specimen shrubs and looked after all planting at a very competitive rate, not to mention a very speedy turn around. A super family run Irish business! Thanks Caitriona & Rob. M
Evelyn Potts
Evelyn Potts
2023-10-28
Catriona and Rob were a pleasure to deal with. Very professional. Got lovely plants….delivered to the door…..extremely happy customer…..thank you.
Dave McGee
Dave McGee
2023-10-12
Very quick & lovely plants,great service
Jennifer Sharkey
Jennifer Sharkey
2023-09-28
So happy to have chosen Cullen Nurseries to supply, plant and fertilize our new Red Robin hedge. Great customer service from Caitriona and really pleased with the very professional job Rob & his colleague did planting them. Pics don't do them justice - this was the day they were planted - 61 x 2l Red Robins - really healthy looking plants. Delighted and looking forward to seeing them grow over the years. Thank you!
Mary Belton
Mary Belton
2023-09-28
Caitriona and Rob provided lovely strong trees and delivery was very smooth. I will be back to buy bare root hedging when available!
Ronan Doyle
Ronan Doyle
2023-09-18
Really helpful. Great selection.

Delivery Information

We deliver to Ireland and Northern Ireland. We aim to deliver your product ourselves but sometimes we use couriers to make sure get your order to you as quickly as we can.

Please keep in mind that we will be lifting your plants to order, so please be patient, it can take between 14 and 21 days to process orders and ship your plants. We want you to get your product as fresh as possible. Our plants are delivered in lined bags to protect them during transport.

We will contact you by phone a day or 2 before a planned delivery to arrange a time. Please make sure to include your phone number when ordering!

We offer free delivery on orders of €300 and over.

Cullen's Returns & Refunds

We make every effort to ensure you get your plants in the best possible condition. If there is is a problem with the condition of the plants on arrival please:

  • If possible note the damage on the delivery docket when your order arrives
  • Photograph any issues
  • Contact us ASAP and within 3 days of receiving your order, so we can arrange a replacement to be sent or for a refund to be issued.


We stand over the quality of our plants. Please be mindful of the fact that our plants are bare-root plants and will not look the same in Winter as they do in Spring and Summer.

Also, we cannot be responsible for inadequate aftercare of plants such as incorrect planting, weather conditions – drought or frost, wildlife damage, or improper maintenance.

If you are unsure of how to plant or care for your plants, please contact us and we will help.

Description

Features of Whitethorn Hedging Plants / Hawthorn Hedging

Whitethorn hedging plants, also known as Hawthorn hedging are Fast-growing, traditional thorny hedging. These plants are traditionally used in agricultural setting on farms etc as it is robust and provides a valuable stock-proofing mechanism. Whitethorns are an incredibly popular plant due to their flowering properties. In spring the Whitethorn plants produce scented white flowers, and these are followed by dark red berries in the Autumn. Whitethorn is a fast-growing hedge and can grow up to 3 feet in any year. Whitethorn hedging also takes trimming well and is cut and maintained during Winter months.

Biodiversity and the benefits of Planting Native hedging plants.

Whitethorn hedging encourages wildlife and birds, due to its flowering and fruiting properties. Scented White flowers appear during the Spring, followed by glossy red berries in late Autumn. The scented white flowers attract nature’s pollinators, the bees and the red berries are a stable food source for birds and other small animals in Autumn.

It is a valuable addition to the ecosystems of any area. The thorny nature provides a valuable environment for nesting birds, keeping them safe from predators. The ecological benefits can be further enhanced by including additional native hedging plants such as SpindleHazelGuelder Rose and Crab.

Native mixed hedgerows are fast growing and bountiful with flowers and fruits therefore assisting in supplying nature’s pollinators with valuable sources of nectar. The presence of pollinating bees in Whitethorn hedges can increase crop yields for farmers.

Whitethorn Hedging Plants for the Domestic setting.

Whitethorn and native hedging is increasingly becoming a popular option for domestic hedging. Homeowners are becoming increasingly conscious of enhancing, protecting and preserving ecosystems and the environment.

Properties of the Whitethorn hedging plants – Crataegus monogyna:

Properties that make it such an attractive option for a domestic garden include:

1.fast-growing,

2. can be cut back to encourage new growth,

3. flowers in Spring and early Summer,

4. berries in early Autumn through Winter

5. provides dense cover

6. economically attractive.

How & When to Plant Whitethorn Hedging Plants – Crataegus monogyna.

  • A Whitethorn hedge plant is Suitable for most soil types, but it is recommended to avoid very wet soil.
  • It is often planted 5 plants per meter in a staggered double row, to provide a dense bushy hedge or 3 plants per meter in a single row in a domestic environment.
  • It thrives well when mixed with other species of native hedging such as Guelder Rose, Spindle, Crab, Holly, Hazel, and even Green Beech.
  • Adding Green Beech or even Green Privet to a native hedge provide impact during Winter months.
  • A native mixed hedge can be planted in the ratio of 90:10 or 75:25, depending on personal preference. 90% Whitethorn and 10% native plants or 75% Whitethorn and 25% Native plants.
  • It is sold as bare root plants from November through to March, the bare root planting season.
  • After planting, it is advisable to cut it back to about 12 inches, lay plastic to prevent weeds from growing up through, and then place a layer of chippings over the plastic to keep it secure.
  • Cutting back the plants encourages growth in the base of the plants therefore creating a thicker, bushier, more robust hedge.
  • However, if planting in the absence of plastic and chippings, leave the plants for one year, and cut back the following year when the plant is more established to allow the hedge to thicken up.
  • Pruning should then be carried out in a dormant period during the Winter months.

Properties of Whitethorn Hedging Plants – Crataegus monogyna

Type: Fast Growing, usually up to 3 feet per year
Soil: Most soil types, except wet.
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: Scented White flowers in May, glossy red berries in Autumn

You can view our guide to planting bare root hedging plants by Clicking here.

Additional information

Tree Sizes

1-2ft, 2-3ft, 3-4ft

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Features of Whitethorn Hedging Plants / Hawthorn Hedging

Whitethorn hedging plants, also known as Hawthorn hedging are Fast-growing, traditional thorny hedging. These plants are traditionally used in agricultural setting on farms etc as it is robust and provides a valuable stock-proofing mechanism. Whitethorns are an incredibly popular plant due to their flowering properties. In spring the Whitethorn plants produce scented white flowers, and these are followed by dark red berries in the Autumn. Whitethorn is a fast-growing hedge and can grow up to 3 feet in any year. Whitethorn hedging also takes trimming well and is cut and maintained during Winter months.

Biodiversity and the benefits of Planting Native hedging plants.

Whitethorn hedging encourages wildlife and birds, due to its flowering and fruiting properties. Scented White flowers appear during the Spring, followed by glossy red berries in late Autumn. The scented white flowers attract nature’s pollinators, the bees and the red berries are a stable food source for birds and other small animals in Autumn.

It is a valuable addition to the ecosystems of any area. The thorny nature provides a valuable environment for nesting birds, keeping them safe from predators. The ecological benefits can be further enhanced by including additional native hedging plants such as SpindleHazelGuelder Rose and Crab.

Native mixed hedgerows are fast growing and bountiful with flowers and fruits therefore assisting in supplying nature’s pollinators with valuable sources of nectar. The presence of pollinating bees in Whitethorn hedges can increase crop yields for farmers.

Whitethorn Hedging Plants for the Domestic setting.

Whitethorn and native hedging is increasingly becoming a popular option for domestic hedging. Homeowners are becoming increasingly conscious of enhancing, protecting and preserving ecosystems and the environment.

Properties of the Whitethorn hedging plants – Crataegus monogyna:

Properties that make it such an attractive option for a domestic garden include:

1.fast-growing,

2. can be cut back to encourage new growth,

3. flowers in Spring and early Summer,

4. berries in early Autumn through Winter

5. provides dense cover

6. economically attractive.

How & When to Plant Whitethorn Hedging Plants – Crataegus monogyna.

  • A Whitethorn hedge plant is Suitable for most soil types, but it is recommended to avoid very wet soil.
  • It is often planted 5 plants per meter in a staggered double row, to provide a dense bushy hedge or 3 plants per meter in a single row in a domestic environment.
  • It thrives well when mixed with other species of native hedging such as Guelder Rose, Spindle, Crab, Holly, Hazel, and even Green Beech.
  • Adding Green Beech or even Green Privet to a native hedge provide impact during Winter months.
  • A native mixed hedge can be planted in the ratio of 90:10 or 75:25, depending on personal preference. 90% Whitethorn and 10% native plants or 75% Whitethorn and 25% Native plants.
  • It is sold as bare root plants from November through to March, the bare root planting season.
  • After planting, it is advisable to cut it back to about 12 inches, lay plastic to prevent weeds from growing up through, and then place a layer of chippings over the plastic to keep it secure.
  • Cutting back the plants encourages growth in the base of the plants therefore creating a thicker, bushier, more robust hedge.
  • However, if planting in the absence of plastic and chippings, leave the plants for one year, and cut back the following year when the plant is more established to allow the hedge to thicken up.
  • Pruning should then be carried out in a dormant period during the Winter months.

Properties of Whitethorn Hedging Plants – Crataegus monogyna

Type: Fast Growing, usually up to 3 feet per year
Soil: Most soil types, except wet.
Status: Hardy in cold weather
Position: Sun or light shade
Flowering: Scented White flowers in May, glossy red berries in Autumn

You can view our guide to planting bare root hedging plants by Clicking here.

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