Growing Calendar for Viburnum opulus-Guelder rose-Hedge
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This useful native shrub gives a superb autumn show, perfect for an informal hedge, when the leaves turn a brilliant red matched only by the brightness of the red winter stems.
Prune hard each spring to produce the best winter stems. Hedges within gardens create a softer, more wildlife friendly boundary and can provide a great seasonal display of flowers, berries and autumn colour.
Even a small hedge can create your own little wildlife habitat. They can be close clipped or left a bit wilder, a mix of native varieties will give different periods of interest and a good nesting and winter food source for birds.
Planting distances vary from 30-60cm/1-2ft depending on the variety and the size of hedge required.
For a denser hedge plant a staggered double row with 38cm/15in between rows and 45cm/18ins between plants. All our hedging will be delivered as bare rooted bundles, with approximate height of up to 100cm/3.5ft depending on the variety.
Hedges in gardens are much nicer to look at than a wooden fence, they create a softer more wildlife friendly boundary and depending on variety they can provide a great seasonal display of flowers, berries and autumn colour. Hedging is also great for wildlife
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
We despatch our fresh, nursery-grown live plants (including vegetables, trees and flowers) when they are at a stage of growth ready for you, the customer, to plant on at home.
The delivery period shown on your order confirmation indicates when you can expect to receive your order and we will endeavour to despatch your plants in this period within 7-14 days