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Catalog: Hedge Specials

A hedge of William Baffin roses
A hedge of William Baffin roses.
Hedge of Amelanchier Regent
A hedge of Amelanchier 'Regent'

Need lots of plants and want a discounted price? 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 for 10 or more of one varieties are $15.95 each . 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.

Roses:

Plants for Birds:

How to Grow

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 color.

More information on growing is available below.

Roses

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?

Photo of bareroot plant"Bareroot" 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 pages.

This page was last updated January 1, 2014

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