For a combination of all the very best hedging plants for birds, look no further than our RSPB approved Ultimate Bird Friendly Bundle.
Bare Root bundles are made up of a mixture of the following species and are delivered bundled in their individual species so its easier for you to identify and plant how you wish;
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Field Maple (Acer campestre)
Alder (Alnus glutinosa)
Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
Wild Cherry (Prunus avium)
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus)
Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus)
Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
Juneberry (Amelanchier lamarcki)
Developed under licence from RSPB Sales Ltd. to raise awareness of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (charity registration England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654). For all licensed products sold by Best4Hedging Ltd, Best4Hedging Ltd will donate £2000 per annum to RSPB Sales Ltd, which gives all its distributable profits through Gift Aid to the RSPB.
As the exclusive retailers of RSPB approved hedging, we can guarantee that our Ultimate Bird Friendly Bundle will give the birds in your garden everything they need, which means you get to see more species enjoying the structural diversity provided by hedges.
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|Cell Grown x 250||20/40cm||Hawthorn||Pre-Order | September 2019||5-7||£399.99 (ex VAT)|
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The hedging plants in this Ultimate RSPB hedging pack have been chosen for their ability to provide garden birds with dense foliage for nesting; berries to provide a bird feast; and, as these hedge plants are also popular with the insects that birds feed on, this provides an additional food source. As these hedging species hold huge ornamental value in the form of vibrant flowers and blazing autumn colours, you don’t have to worry about compromising attractiveness for functionality; our RSPB approved Ultimate Bird Friendly Bundle provides both. All plants in the RSPB packs are grown peat free.
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) - one of the best native hedging plants for British wildlife.
Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) - prickly stems to protect resting and nesting sites, and abundant sloes in autumn.
Field Maple (Acer campestre) - popular with a variety of insects on which birds feed.
Alder (Alnus glutinosa) - a native species with seeds that are a vital food source for many birds.
Wild Privet (Ligustrum vulgare) – semi-evergreen foliage makes a great nesting site.
Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) – huge wildlife value and wonderful seasonal interest.
Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) – the small black cherries are adored by many bird species, gorgeous flowers attract many insects.
Guelder Rose (Viburnum opulus) - seasonal colour provided by jewel-like red autumn berries as well as white spring flowers.
Spindle (Euonymus europaeus) - seasonal colour provided by pink capsules & orange fruits, with dark red foliage in autumn.
Juneberry (Amelanchier lamarcki)- gorgeous spring white flowers with dark red berries in summer which turn purple-black in autumn.
*Please note that some species may be substituted for other bird-friendly varieties dependant on seasonal availability.
Planting one of our RSPB Bird Friendly Bundles is a great long-term investment in the campaign to create a home for nature. Gardening for wildlife won't have immediate results, however planting one of our Bird Friendly hedging packs will in time provide you with a bountiful wildlife garden. We’ve worked closely with the RSPB Conservation team to ensure all the hedging plants in our Ultimate Bird Friendly Bundle provide shelter, food and nesting sites, as well as providing you with a garden feature that has all the characteristics of a traditional hedge such as screening value, wind and noise filters and attractive flowers and foliage.
Our RSPB hedging packs not only help with the conservation of the bird population but the diversity provided by hedge units supports many other different wildlife species including insects, hedgehogs and various other small garden animals. This Ultimate RSPB hedging bundle is jam-packed with species that will fill your garden with seasonal interest; colourful flowers in summer, vibrant foliage in autumn and bright berries in winter all whilst contributing to the protection of local wildlife species. For best results mix the species up when planting your hedge and avoid planting in single species groups.
This Ultimate Bird Friendly Bundle has plenty of features to ensure your garden is bursting with colour, texture and wildlife but you can also add other bird-friendly hedging for further interest or allow some of the hedgerow plants to grow as trees to give good height for those birds preferring a higher resting/nesting site.
Our RSPB hedging packs grow an average of 20/40cm a year once established and are ideal for hedges between 1-4m high.
Prune your Bird-Friendly hedge in winter and, if required, follow with a light prune in summer to keep it neat but make sure you do not prune off any berries. Always check for nesting birds before proceeding with any pruning or maintenance. Take a look at the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section for more information.
We generally recommend that mixed hedging packs like this one should be planted in a double staggered row at 5 or 7 plants per metre (to give good density at the base which is important for wildlife habitat), but you can reduce that density to 3 per metre in a single row to economise and the plants will still form a good hedge. The rationale for a double staggered row is it provides greater density so is better for security and wildlife.
Our RSPB Ultimate Bird Friendly hedging packs are available year-round as cell-grown plants and from November as Bare Roots - these can be pre-ordered from mid-summer. All of our RSPB approved hedging has been grown peat-free. You can buy RSPB approved Ultimate Bird Friendly hedging packs online from Best4hedging with total confidence in the quality of the plants you will receive.
*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page
Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries
99% of our orders are dispatched within 3-5 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products but please call before placing your order to check.
We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.
Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.
You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.
Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale
Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).
Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.
Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold back orders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.
We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.
We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong.
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.
Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.
Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.
You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.
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