Wild Cherry hedging shrubs are unequivocally one of the most ornamental of our native hedging species. With masses of white flowers from early spring followed by red cherries which are popular with the birds and then wonderful autumnal colour, Prunus avium is an attractive native shrub or can be allowed to grow as a hedgerow tree.
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The small cherries produced by this native shrub are edible but bitter and loved by birds. They can be foraged however and used for hedgerow cookery, here's a recipe for Wild Cherry Brandy, a tasty tipple from this edible hedge. The white flowers open from reddish-pink buds in spring along with the mid-green foliage.
Prunus avium provides a splash of colour in the autumn and the spring and so is ideal for adding seasonal interest to a native hedgerow or to grow alone as a hedgerow tree.
We recommend combining this species with other native plants to create a dense and diverse mix.
Wild Cherry will achieve 20-40cm a year and is perfect for heights of 1.5-4m.
Prunus avium needs less attention than most. Any pruning should take place in winter. Please view the Best4hedging Care and Planting instructions in our Advice section.
For information on planting density 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 Wild Cherry Hedges are available year round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown plants or, from November - mid/late May, Prunus avium can be purchased as Bare Roots, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season.
The bulk of our Wild Cherry shrubs are UK grown by our experts whose experience of nursery growing is second to none. Occasionally, we source Prunus avium hedging plants from outside of the UK. In this instance we strive to guarantee our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At Best for hedging we endeavour to make certain that your plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, whilst protecting our outstanding prices. Rest assured, you can buy Prunus avium hedges online with complete confidence.