Bare Root Plants
Many deciduous shrubs, trees and hedging plants, along with some evergreens, are available as bare root plants during the dormancy period between November and March. The roots will quietly establish below ground during the winter, ready to fuel a fabulous display of flowers and foliage once the soil warms up in the spring. Benefits of bare root plants include: they are better value for money for any given height and size of plant compared to their containerised counterparts; they tend to establish more quickly because a larger surface area of the roots is in direct contact with the soil; and they are more environmentally friendly (not supplied in plastic pots).
Bare root trees/shrubs are a great way to create a large hedge or fill a big space at a fraction of the cost of the same plants in containers. Some of the most popular hedging choices are Common Beech, Common Yew, Hawthorn and Leylandii. Choose holly plants if you're looking for a spiky, impenetrable intruder-proof screen; Sorbus Aucuparia for white flowers and red berries (deciduous); or box hedging if you want something that's slow growing, long lived and looks smart when kept well-clipped.