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Prunus avium Bare Roots

Prunus avium Bare Roots - 40-60cm

A native species with fruits so bitter that only the birds will eat them - but they'll love them! Wild Cherry can be trimmed to the same height as other species in a mixed native hedge or allowed to grow as a hedgerow tree. It has beautiful highly fragrant white blossom in May, pretty mid sized green leaves and wild cherries in autumn which will be much appreciated by wildlife. Flowers early March-October producing white flowers. Grows 20-40cm per year. Supplied as 40-60cm bare roots.

  • Masses of flowers
  • Seasonal Colour

 

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A native species with fruits so bitter that only the birds will eat them - but they'll love them! Wild Cherry can be trimmed to the same height as other species in a mixed native hedge or allowed to grow as a hedgerow tree. It has beautiful highly fragrant white blossom in May, pretty mid sized green leaves and wild cherries in autumn which will be much appreciated by wildlife. Flowers early March-October producing white flowers. Available in packs of 25 or 50 bare roots and grows 20-40cm per year.

  • Masses of flowers
  • Seasonal Colour

Bare Root hedging plants are a great, cost-effective way for you to achieve your hedging goals. They are grown in an open environment, exposed to natural conditions, which allows these plants to develop with no restrictions. When opting for this root type, you will receive well established plants with sturdy root systems as a result of their growing method. Given the way in which they are grown, bare rooted plants are available from November until May as this is the time of year when the plants are dormant and can be safely lifted from the field. This category mostly consists of native, deciduous hedging species which many of them flower and/or berry so they make great hedges for wildlife and provide seasonal interest.

 

Colour:White

Resistance to Disease:True

Tree, Bare Root or Potted:Bare Root

Aftercare - Moderate:True

Cut Flower:True

Spacing:11-20CM

Good For Dried Flowers:True

Drought Resistant:True

Soil Type:ALL

Beds & Borders:True

Prefers Full Sun:True

Grows in Sun or Partial Shade:True

Butterflies:True

Birds:True

Bees:True

On  receipt of your plants remove them from the packaging immediately, and water if necessary.

PLANTING - Prior to planting the trees and shrubs, dig over the area to two spades depth and incorporate a generous amount of garden compost or well-rotted manure. A dressing of bonemeal can also be applied at a rate of 105-140grms per sq.m (3-4 oz per sq yd). Dig out the hole about 15cm (6") wider than the root-ball and deep enough so that its top is just below the soil surface. Gently tease out some of the roots from around the root-ball to encourage new root growth to spread out into the surrounding soil. Fill in the hole around the plant gently firming the soil as you go. Water the plant to settle the soil around the roots.

Ideal for beds and borders. Attractive to butterflies, bees and birds. Prefers full sun or partial shade.

  • Because bare roots are generally deciduous (the bare roots in the attached photos are mostly evergreen), they tend to look disappointingly bare (except for Box, Yew and Cherry Laurel). However what you are buying is a strong capillary root system with a certain amount of stem and side branches depending on the age of the plant. The younger the plant, the shorter they tend to be.
  • There is a certain failure rate due to the delicate nature of these plants - approximately 10% - although you can improve the success rate through a careful planting and watering regime. Smaller plants tend to establish more easily.
  • Bare roots need to be planted almost immediately to prevent the root systems drying out and to ensure that they establish strongly whilst dormant. However if this is not possible then they can either be kept in a sheltered spot for a few days to avoid drying out by the wind. If planting cannot be done for several days then the plants can be "heeled in", in which case they'll be fine if kept watered, until early spring. All planting must be done whilst the plants are dormant.
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