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Catalog: Hedge Specials
|A hedge of William
|A hedge of Amelanchier
Need lots of plants? How about 10 plants for $149! Our hedge specials
give you great plants at a great price. A "hedge special" is a bundle
of 10 large plants of one variety (grade #1 for
roses and 12-18" grade for shrubs). Prices are $149 for 10 shrubs (of the same variety), or $149 for 10 roses (of the same variety). Throughout our catalog, we've listed hedge
specials on certain plant varieties. These plants are shipped bareroot
in spring from early April through mid May.
These roses will be available again in 2014!
Plants for Birds:
The most common question we get about planting a hedge is how
close to plant the individual plants in the hedge. Here's
how to figure that out.
If the mature width of your plant is 4-feet, then plant each
plant 4-feet apart. That gives each plant 2-feet on either side
of the plant's center. That's enough room for each plant to
grow to mature size.
If you want a dense hedge, then space the plants closer. This
will cause the branches to grow together.
If you want to see individual plant shapes in your hedge, then
space the plants further apart.
For an interesting effect, plant your hedge in a zig-zag. Or mix
up the colors. This works really well with Rugosa roses that have
similar foliage and blossom form. You get the uniformity from the
foliage, plant shape and blossom form, but variety from the blossom
More information on growing is available below.
Roses need sun (at least 6 hours daily); well-drained, fertile
soil; and consistent and adequate soil moisture to thrive and produce
the most blossoms.
Learn more about growing roses:
Flowering and Fruiting Shrubs
All shrubs do well in average garden soil with 4 to 6 hours of
full-sun daily. Some shrubs can also thrive with less sun or different
soil conditions. See each plant in our Shrub category for more specific
information on growing needs.
Learn more about growing shrubs:
What's a "bareroot" plant?
is a term that describes how a plant is shipped to you. A bareroot
plant is not in a pot, and is usually dormant (not actively growing).
See the photo to the right that shows what a bareroot rose looks
like. The bareroot plants that we ship to you were harvested in
the fall and placed in cold storage over the winter to keep them
dormant. In the spring, we ship the bareroot plants to our customers,
from early April through mid May.
Bareroot plants are easy to grow. We include planting instructions
with your order. When you receive your plant, take it out of the
packing material and place it in a bucket of water so that the roots
are completely covered. Let the roots soak for 4 to 24 hours, then
plant it in your garden. Full planting instructions with photos
are available on our planting
shrubs or planting roses