Bare Root Hedging & Trees

BARE ROOT PLANTS/WHIPS ARE USUALLY AVAILABLE FROM AROUND THE END OF NOVEMBER EACH YEAR, UNTIL SPRING KICKS OFF AND THE GARDEN AWAKES! PLEASE CHECK WITH US REGARDING AVAILABILITY BEFORE MAKING A SPECIAL JOURNEY.

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 during the season just gone…


AVAILABLE AS SINGLE WHIPS (prices up to £5.50 each)

Acer campestre (Field Maple) (60-90cm) £2.50 each
Amelanchier canadensis (Shadbush) (60-90cm) £2.50 each 
Alnus glutinosa (Common Alder) (60-90cm) £3.00 each 
Castanea satvia (Sweet Chestnut) (60-90cm) £4.00 each
Cornus mas (Cornelian Cherry Dogwood) (45-60cm) £3.00 each
Cratageus monogyna (Hawthorn/Quickthorn) (60-90cm) £2.50 each
Fagus sylvatica (Common/Green Beech) (60-90cm) £3.00 each
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Purple Beech) (60-90cm) £5.00 each
Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) (60-90cm) £3.00 each
Malus sylvestris (Common Crab Apple) (60-90cm) £3.00 each
Poplulus alba (White Poplar) (80-100cm) £3.00 each
Prunus avium (Wild Cherry) (60-90cm) £3.00 each
Prunus cerasifera (Cherry Plum) (60-90cm) £3.00 each 
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn) (60-90cm) £2.50 each
Salix chrysocoma (Weeping Willow) (80-100cm) £4.50 each
Sorbus aucuparia (Mountain Ash) (80-100cm) £4.50 each 
Taxus baccata (English Yew) (20-30cm) £5.50 each
Tilia cordata (Small Leaved Lime) (80-100cm) £4.50 each 

AND IN POTS OF 10…

Corylus avellana (Hazel) (45-60cm) £19.50 each
Cratageus monogyna (Hawthorn/Quickthorn) (45-60cm) £19.50 each
Fagus sylvatica (Common/Green Beech) (40-50cm) £19.50 each
Lingustrum ovalifolium (Green Privet) £19.50 each
Lingustrum ovalifolium Aureum (Golden Privet) £19.50 each
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn) (45-60cm) £19.50 each
Rosa rugosa (Ramanas Rose) (45-60cm) £19.50 each
Rosa rugosa Alba
(White Ramanas Rose) (45-60cm) £19.50 each

RASPBERRY CANES

Primocane and Floricane raspberry canes were 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!

Varieties available include:

Cascade Delight (floricane)
Joan J (primocane)
Polka (primocane)

All £9.95 each (five canes, one pot)