At Cheviot Trees we grow large quantities of hedging plants at our nursery in the Scottish Borders to supply farm, estate and landscape hedge planting.
We grow species to suit all planting objectives including stewardship and farm hedging, privacy screening and also evergreen hedging.
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Cotoneaster lacteus - Milkflower Cotoneaster is a dense evergreen shrub that can be used for an informal hedge or screen.
Its main attraction is the clusters of creamy white flowers which persist all summer and then masses of red berries are produced in the autumn and stay on the plant until the winter.
This species has a wide arching habit with large leathery leaves with deep veins which have a furry underside.
Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn is widely used throughout the UK for good reasons; robust, useful and tolerant. Commonly used to form impenetrable hedging or as a stand alone large shrub/thicket.
The snow white flowers on Blackthorn mark the start of early Spring and appear before the leaves which are green and narrow in shape.
Once pollinated by insects the flowers develop into small dark fruits.
Blackthorn has long spikes and is densely branched - an ideal location for bird nesting.
Our cell grown Blackthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Dog rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.
Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are silky white. It flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer. Very large, red hips follow the flowers.
The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier.
A good all rounder. Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.
We also produce Rosa rugosa which has fuchsia pink flowers.