The Growers Choice: Intruder proof hedging

The Growers Choice: Intruder proof hedging

Do you require hedging that will act as a deterrent? these hedging varieties offer a fantastic deterring method that will help keep human and animal intruders away. A great alternative to a wall or fence.

Prunus spinosa

A prickly native hedging plant covered in thorns, great as a mixed native hedge with bright white flowers in Spring followed by green foliage and sloes which appear in Autumn. (Great for making Sloe Gin if you get to the sloes before the birds)

Available as a bare root transplant at 40-60cm tall up to 200cm tall and in container pots after the bare root season.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3.5m

🌱 Soil: any soil (except water-logged sites)


Crataegus monogyna

A popular native hedging plant is known for its large thorns which can be seen after its green leaves fall in Autumn. It is also known for its white scented flowers which can be seen in Spring.

Available in bare-root sizes from 40-60cm up to 200cm tall and in container pots after the bare root season.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 10 metres

🌱 Soil: any soil (except water-logged sites)


Berberis varieties 

Make a great intruder proof hedge due to its prickly foliage and are available in various colours and sizes as evergreens and deciduous varieties.

They are available In 2L and 10L pots.


Ilex aquifolium 

A variety that is known for its spikey dark, glossy, green leaves which make it a great intruder proof hedging variety.  Commonly known as Holly, this plant has an abundance of red berries during autumn and winter attracting birds to feast.

Available from a p9 pot up to a 20L.

🌞 Position: Full sun - Full shade

📏 Height: Up to 12 metres +

🌱 Soil: normal, clay or chalk soils


Rosa canina 

A prickly native variety that is fast growing with pale pink flowers in Summer. Bright Red rose hips come autumn, which are attractive to birds.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 2 metres +

🌱 Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Pyracantha varieties

Known for their colourful berries available in yellow, reds and oranges which will last from Autumn through to Spring if left untouched by birds. Great against a back wall these Pyracantha will stop intruders. Available potted throughout the year.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 3 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Posted 26th Mar 12:12pm

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