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Prunus padus hedging
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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.
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Bare Root 120/150cm Free delivery over £100. Smaller order delivery info here. Pre-Order | Nov 19 3-5 £3.69 (ex VAT) £3.69 (ex VAT) £3.69 (ex VAT) £3.59 (ex VAT) £3.49 (ex VAT)
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Bird Cherry Hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 2 Litre Pot Height Now: 40/60cm Bird Cherry Hedging 1+ £4.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £4.59 (ex VAT) 50+ £4.39 (ex VAT) 100+ £4.29 (ex VAT) 250+ £3.99 (ex VAT) In stock | Pre-Order | Sept 19
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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.

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 50 ratings.
March 21, 2019 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

February 27, 2019 | John Watson
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

November 28, 2018 | Annette Hill
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Good condition with along of root

March 23, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

March 14, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

I found the company competitive on price and very courteous and helpful when I rang with a question. I was rung back swiftly with an answer which encouraged me to place the order. quick delivery and well packaged. thank you.

March 14, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Good

March 9, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Great service. Quick delivery. Responded to request.

March 9, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Good plants

February 10, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

January 24, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

January 13, 2017 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

good roots

December 29, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

December 17, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Excellent

December 11, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

They look great , all planted so hoping for a great hedge

December 4, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Excellent

April 30, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

Excellent

April 22, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

April 17, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

April 15, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

As Above

April 9, 2016 | Anonymous
Bird Cherry hedge plants

One of the bundle looked in bad condition

Delivery Cost

  • Orders £50 & over (ex. VAT) to mainland UK are delivered FREE* (Exceptions apply - see below for Scottish Highlands etc)
  • Orders under £50 (ex. VAT) to mainland UK £9.95
  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*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

Free delivery over £150

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

Delivery Timescales

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.

Returns

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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