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Bird Cherry hedge plants

Prunus padus hedging

From £7.99

Prunus padus, or Bird Cherry as it is commonly known, is a popular addition to a mixed native hedge. However, Bird Cherry hedge plants are also great for a stand-alone hedge or when grown as a hedgerow tree. Prunus padus boasts racemes of almond-scented flowers in spring, followed by black cherries in autumn. The bitter fruits are a favourite with birds who will strip them from the branches in no time!

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  • Best Features: White almond-scented flowers, black cherries, wildlife-friendly
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m-4m high
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm a year
  • Position: Normal soil, partial shade to full sun, sheltered, inland
  • Also Consider: Wild Cherry (Prunus avium) for white flowers and red cherries or Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris) for pink-flushed flowers and colourful fruit.
Grouped product items
ImageRoot TypeHeight NowExtra InfoNo Per
Bird Cherry 40/60cm 2L pot
Bird Cherry 40/60cm 2L pot

Pot Grown
2L Pot


3 to 5






Bird Cherry hedge (Prunus padus) description

For maximum fruit production, it is best to plant Bird Cherry in full sun in well-drained, normal soil. We do however recommend avoiding exposed or coastal sites. Prunus padus also provides warm autumn colour, when the green foliage turns a golden yellow.

Best uses for Bird Cherry hedging

Prunus padus provides a splash of colour in autumn and spring so it’s ideal for adding seasonal interest to a native hedgerow.

Combine Prunus padus with

We advise combining Bird Cherry with other native hedge plants to create a dense and diverse hedge.

Growth rate of Bird Cherry

With an average growth rate, Bird Cherry will achieve 20-40cm a year and is perfect for hedging of 1-4m.

Care advice for Bird Cherry Hedges

When planted properly, bird cherry Prunus padus like most hedges, need little attention - view our hedge planting advice here. Prunus padus does not require a lot of attention. Any pruning should take place in winter.

Suggested planting density of Prunus padus hedging

For information on planting density requirements for bird cherry, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Our Bird Cherry Hedging plants are available year-round as Cell Grown Hedging Plants. Or, from November - late April/early May Prunus padus can be purchased as bare roots.

On the whole, our Bird Cherry Hedging Plants are UK grown by our hands-on experts whose experience of nursery growing is second to none. Occasionally, we source Prunus padus hedging plants from outside of the UK. In this instance, we strive to guarantee our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging we endeavour to make certain that your bird cherry hedging plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard hedging plants, whilst protecting our superb prices. Rest assured, you can buy bird cherry hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 2-7 days. *Some troughs, trees and premium products may take up to 14 days delivery.

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planting essentials

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bare roots up to 1.2m


pot size up to and including 7.5L

(min qty 12)


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all tools, irrigation, canes & mulch matting

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bare roots 1.2m+







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pot size 10L & above,  root ball & topiary


(min qty 3)



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