Beech or Fagus Sylvatica is one of the most popular native hedges in UK. Famous for its magnificent autumn colour, green leaves in summer turn a copper like colour in the autumn and although a deciduous variety it can retain some foliage to offer some coverage over the winter months (subject to weather and exposed locations).
Bird cherry or Prunus Padus is a native hedging plant that is popular in a mixed native hedge. This deciduous variety has white flowers in spring followed by berries in the summer making this popular with local wildlife.
Dog rose or Rosa Canina is a native deciduous hedge plant. It has lovely pink and white flower in the summer followed by berries in the autumn, a popular wildlife friendly variety that helps give shelter and food.
Field maple or Acer campestre is a native, deciduous hedge plant. Field maple is great to use as part of a mixed native hedgerow with small yellow flowers in the summer and is a popular wildlife friendly variety.
Hazel or Corylus Avellana is a native deciduous hedging plant. Most commonly used in a mixed native hedge this is wildlife friendly variety which flowers in spring and nuts that are ripe in september that the squirrels love.
Hornbeam or Carpinus Betulus is a popular native hedge that produces wonderful autumn colour similar to Beech hedging. A nice dense green screen in summer that is a great wind and noise break, turning a copper colour in the autumn and can retain some foliage throughout the winter depending on weather and if exposed.
Willow or salix caprea is a native deciduous hedging plant or tree. Willow will have nice yellow flowers in the summer and berries in the autumn meaning this native variety is another popular hedge for local wildlife.
Yew or Taxus Baccata is an evergreen, elegant, traditional British hedging plant that is steeped in history. The compact nature and leaf structure makes for a wonderful formal hedging plant that is also popular for topiary and shaping.