Bare Root Hedging & Trees
BARE ROOT WHIPS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM AROUND THE END OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR. PLEASE CHECK WITH US REGARDING AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING A SPECIAL JOURNEY. AFTER A SIGNIFICANT DELAY IN DELIVERY, WE ARE HOPING TO FINALLY HAVE THEM AVAILABLE TO YOU BY THE WEEKEND OF 16TH/17TH JANUARY 2021.
Bare root plants are plants that have been grown in the ground, before being dug up and made available for re-planting during dormancy (when the plant isn’t actively growing). They are ‘bare root’ because they are supplied without any soil around their roots.
This year, as always, we’ll have a wide selection of bare root options to choose from, offering exceptional value – particularly for those looking to plant in large numbers, to create a hedge or group of trees while dormancy dominates… and before ‘growing power’ is revived in the garden once more, next spring.
As one of the few things that is good to plant as temperatures plummet and ‘growing power’ dwindles in the garden, bare root also gives you the most from every penny spent! Bare root single whips and pots of 10s are available in a number of varieties during bare root season. From Birch to Beech, Poplar to Privet, there’s a new growing project waiting to be taken on, at a very affordable price!
It never hurts to try and remove the ‘fear factor’ so many of us have when it comes to bare root, so here goes…
- The wallet won’t be as light after your bare root purchases as it would be after equivalent pot grown purchases
- A frustrating time in the garden? Bored during the cold, dark winter days? Bare root can cure your boredom! For planting when there’s little else to plant.
- Variety is the spice of life and you’ll almost certainly find a greater range of bare root options to choose from, than pot grown equivalents. Many bare root options simply aren’t available to buy in any other form.
- Save your muscles a workout as you move and transport bare root plants with ease. Space savers and weight savers, bare root certainly is the ‘no hassle’ option.
- You may think a container grown plant would stand a better chance of taking off more quickly than its bare root equivalent, when in fact the opposite is true. The roots don’t have to make the transition from container soil to local soil with the bare root version. (Note, this is why all of our plants are potted into soil based compost – makes for a much smoother transition). Being planted in dormancy, they also have the advantage of several weeks root growth before their container counterparts are planted in spring.
Go on…give bare root a go! See below for a full list of the stock we had available last bare root season, to give you an idea of what we’ll have available…
If you are after something specific please check availability with us first, before making a special journey (01736 763880).
AVAILABLE AS SINGLE WHIPS (prices vary between £1.00 – £4.00 each)
Alnus incana (Grey Alder)
Betula pendula (Silver Birch)
Carpinus betulus (Common Hornbeam)
Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry Dogwood)
Cornus stolonifera Flavirama (Dogwood)
Fagus sylvatica (Common Beech)
Populus italica (Lombardy Poplar)
Quercus robur (Common Oak)
Rosa spinosissima (Scotch Rose)
Tilia cordata (Small Leaved Lime)
Acer campestre (Field Maple)
Amelanchier canadensis (Shadbush)
Cornus Ivory Halo (Dogwood)
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Purple Beech)
Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn)
Poplar alba (White Poplar)
Populus candicans aurora
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry)
Prunus cerasifera (Cherry Plum)
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)
Rosa canina (Dog Rose)
Sambucus nigra (Elderberry)
Sambucus nigra aurea (Golden Elderberry)
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash)
Taxus baccata (Yew)
Viburnum opulus (Guelder Rose)
And in pots of 10…
Corylus avellana (Hazel)
Cratageus monogyna (Hawthorn)
Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech)
Lingustrum ovalifolium (Green Privet)
Lingustrum ovalifolium Aureum (Golden Privet)
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn)
Rosa rugosa (Ramans Rose)
Primocane and Floricane raspberry canes will be available in pots of five – with a number of different varieties available. Floricane or summer fruiting raspberries, produce flowers and fruit on the second year’s/last year’s growth, while Primocanes produce fruit later, in the autumn, on the current season’s growth. Planting out a combination of different floricane and primocane raspberries can give you a long crop of delicious raspberries, staggered over the entire fruiting season!