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Bird Cherry hedge plants

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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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Bird Cherry hedge (Prunus padus) description

For maximum fruit production, it is best to plant Bird Cherry in full sun in a 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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Bird Cherry hedge plants reviews

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Feedback for Bird Cherry hedge plants has been compiled from 16 customer reviews

Date Product Score Customer Comment

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Rosa rugosa 'Alba' (White)
  • Cornus alba 'Sibirica'
  • Cornus alba hedging
++

Very happy with service. Healthy plants received, some larger than expected.
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Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Pussy Willow plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • Alnus glutinosa
  • Sea Buckthorn hedge plants
++

Excellent
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Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Alnus glutinosa
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Pussy Willow plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
++

Nice quick service, value for money JH
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Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Field Maple hedge plants
  • Hazel hedge plants
  • Wild Cherry hedging shrubs
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
  • Alnus glutinosa
  • Malus sylvestris hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Spindle hedge plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
  • Bamboo Canes
++

Excellent healthy plants delivered on the day promised. Very good service all round.
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Escallonia 'Iveyi'
  • Escallonia rubra macrantha hedge plants
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One of the bundle looked in bad condition
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Beech hedge plants
  • Hornbeam hedge plants
  • Prunus laurocerasus 'Otto Luyken'
  • Osmanthus × burkwoodii hedging
+

Product as ordered. Arrived dormant. Planted but dormancy not broken yet so unsure on quality of plant - ask me again in 6 months
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Berberis julianae hedging
  • Mixed Hedging - Hawthorn Base
+

Plants healthy and well packaged. Arrived very quickly so make sure ground prepared well before ordering! Time will tell if they are going to fulfil their early promise. Should have ordered the rooting preparation as well. Had to get that from another source.
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Juneberry shrubs
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
++

Excellent service ,will use again
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Hawthorn hedge plants
  • Blackthorn hedge plants
  • Dog Rose hedge plants
  • Viburnum opulus hedge plants
  • RHS Endorsed Rootgrow Mycorrhizal Fungi
++

Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Healthy looking plants when they arrived two days later.
Planted straight away, hope they survive this cold spell
Review submitted by a

Bird Cherry hedge plants

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin' hedge plants
  • Elaeagnus x ebbingei hedge plants
  • Sea Buckthorn hedge plants
+

Delivered extremely promptly and well packaged to protect plants
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