We grow pretty much all the Hedgeplants Heijnen and saplings you might need, and many of them are suitable for ornamental use as specimens. Bare plants are the best value and easiest to manage – they are only delivered during the winter and early spring, roughly November to March, when the plants are dormant.
Hedgeplants by Heijnen
Some plants are delivered only in pots and others can be both, depending on the season. Most hedges and trees in the UK are bare root planted and the wet spring weather should keep your young hedge or woodland watered.
If you want to protect a fence or wall, our climbing plants are worth a look. To add interest to a new hedge or forest, you can’t beat a variety of garden bulbs. What is the difference between a sapling and a hedge?
Only its intended use. Most hedge plants are young trees (the rest are natural shrubs), sold in starting sizes that are ideal for hedging use. If you plant a hawthorn “cover plant” and let it grow naturally, it will turn into a regular hawthorn, not a hedge.
All saplings indicated as suitable “cover plants” are also used for forest planting. It is only the trees listed as “saplings” that cannot be used as trimmed hedges, although most of them are good for taller screens. Many of the saplings in this section are also available here in large standard sizes.