Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Instant Impact Hedge


Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) instant hedge (also know as Quickthorn, Thorn) is a fast growing deciduous plant makes a dense hedge, which is great for security as well as spring flowers and autumn fruit making it an attractive hedge.

Type Length Weight Height Depth
Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Instant Impact Hedge

1m Trough





£54.00 per metre
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Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) Instant Impact Hedge

Hedge Bag





£183.00 per metre
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Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) instant hedge which is also know as thorn, quick thorn or May, is a British native plant. It has been used for many years as a field boundary hedge sometimes with other species interplanted. It is a thorny plant with rigid thorns on the stems making it a great plant for planting where security is needed. This hedge can be either trimmed regularly to make it thicken up or it can also be ‘laid’ using the traditional hedging techniques to make a really dense and secure hedge and perfect for keeping animals in or out. When trimmed regularly (a couple of times a year) Hawthorn can make a very attractive and dense garden hedge but with the regular trimming you will lose some of the flowers and fruit.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) instant hedge is very adaptable and will tolerate very dry or moist soil as well as the extremes of coastal exposure or the pollution of industrial and built up areas, where it will helps to reduce pollution levels.

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) instant hedge can be covered with white fragrant flowers in May and if not trimmed these are followed by red ‘Haws’ in the autumn which give the plant its common name. These Haws are a much needed food for birds during the late autumn and winter.

ASPECT Coast Exposed Coast Sheltered Inland Exposed Inland Sheltered Heavy Shade
HEIGHT Less then 1m 1-2.5m 2.5-5m Over 5m
SOIL Heavy Clay Medium Loam Light Sandy Peat Acid Alkaline Poorly Drained
TRIMMING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FEEDING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
FLOWERING Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
HARDINESS Hardy to -10°C Hardy to below -10°C GROWTH RATE 40-60cm per year

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