Bare Root

Bare Root

We stock so many types of bare root native hedging plants and bare root trees; it is difficult to list them all. If you cannot find what you are looking to buy please get in touch through our contact page, and we will try to help. Using bare root plants, although only available when dormant, (November to March) is incredibly cheaper than using container grown material.

It is important to ensure the roots are not exposed to the sun or drying winds between lifting in the nursery and planting on site. For these reasons please keep your bare root hedging plants in the box or bag when planting out. We would recommend planting at 5 per metre in a double staggered row, and be sure to ‘heel them in’ tightly to ensure good root to soil contact!

Bare root Native hedges and bare root trees - buy from November to March each year

So what do we mean in the nursery industry when we say ‘bare root’? We mean hedging or trees that have been grown in a field and then lifted when dormant for planting out into hedges by our customers.

Why do we do this? Because the alternative method of growing in containers is much more costly and not always necessary. Bare root trees and garden hedging plants are quite happy to be transplanted in this way as long as a few simple rules are remembered. Do not expose the roots to long periods of sunlight or drying winds. Keep them away from heat and in a frost free building or vehicle between lifting and replanting. We refer to these plants as hardy. Plants such as Hawthorn, Field Maple, Dog Rose, Dogwood and Hazel can all be handled in this way. So, instead of paying several pounds for a container grown tree or hedging plant, King & Co can provide bare root plants for a few pence each!

The key to successful establishment of bare root plants is the ‘heeling in’ when planting. Great care should be taken to ensure the hedging is heeled in tight to obtain good root/soil contact. Also ensure that the soil is well prepared before planting to enable the roots to find oxygen and ensure the drainage is adequate. Hedges that stand in water during wet periods will always decline and quite often die.

After your bare root hedge has been established for a couple of seasons you may want to cut the tops back by around a third of the total height. This will encourage your hedging to bush out and become much thicker.

All in all, probably the best and most cost effective method of establishing a native hedge that may live in your garden for several centuries!

We can supply various mixtures of hedging, or recommend the correct species for you. Plants can be despatched overnight to ensure you receive them 'nursery fresh'.

How to plant a bare root hedge

Establishing a bare root hedge in your garden may seem daunting to the uninitiated, but by following a few simple rules, success is nearly always guaranteed.

1 - If you don't intend to set the hedge immediately upon arrival, store the plants in a cool, frost free shed or garage.

2 - When planting out, do not remove the hedging plants from the box or bag. Exposure to sun or drying winds may lead to root desiccation and eventual failure.

3 - Do not dig huge planting pits that require laborious backfilling. If the soil is reasonably good, use the notch planting technique. Push your spade 4-6'' into the ground,open up a wide slit and place the root in at the nursery soil mark.

4 - Be sure to 'heel in' very tight. This is most important to ensure good root/soil contact. After heeling in, you should have to tug the plant quite hard to remove it.

5 - After completion of planting, mulch the hedge with either; plastic, woodchips or similar to trap moisture in, and prevent growth of weed competition.

You can buy Bare Root hedging plants and Bare Root trees online from our selection below. If you do not see the bare root plants for sale that you require then please contact us.

Please note: The bare root season is from November to March. Please call us on 01376 340469 for further information


Abies nordmanniana - Nordman fir Bare Root Plants 20-40cms

Abies nordmanniana is one of the most attractive fir trees around, and is more c ...

£49.00 Includes VAT

Alder Buckthorn - Rhamnus frangula Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rhamnus frangula is a large, bushy shrub with dark green, glossy leaves that tur ...

£21.00 Includes VAT

Aspen - Populus tremula Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Populus tremula is a medium to large deciduous tree that has a spherical crown. ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Austrian Pine - Pinus nigra Bare Root Plants 20-40cms

Pinus Nigra is a very tough, large pine tree with a dense covering of stiff dark ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Bamboo Canes 90cm tall

Strong, durable bamboo canes for sale. Buy online or from our tree nursery in Es ...

£4.50 Includes VAT

Bird Cherry - Prunus padus Bare Root Plants 40-60cm

Prunus padus, here as young bare root plants, is one of our native trees which i ...

£18.00 Includes VAT

Blackthorn - Prunus spinosa Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Prunus spinosa is a small tree with a dense rounded crown which is ideal for gro ...

£12.00 Includes VAT

Blackthorn - Prunus spinosa Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Prunus spinosa is a small tree with a dense rounded crown which is ideal for gro ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Common Alder - Alnus glutinosa Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Alnus glutinosa is a native tree. It has quite an upright habit particularly use ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Common Alder - Alnus glutinosa Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Alnus glutinosa is a native tree. It has quite an upright habit particularly use ...

£13.25 Includes VAT

Common Buckthorn - Rhamus cathartica Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rhamnus Cathartica is a great choice for a difficult situation as it is a very t ...

£21.00 Includes VAT

Common Dogwood - Cornus Sanguinea Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Cornus Sanguinea , is found in most British hedgerows and is used to provide all ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

Common Dogwood - Cornus sanguinea Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Cornus Sanguinea , is found in most British hedgerows and is used to provide all ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Common Osier Willow - Salix viminalis Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Salix viminalis or Osier is a very fast growing willow that is more commonly a s ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Common Privet - Ligustrum vulgare Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Ligustrum vulgare, also known as Common Privet, is a very easy to grow evergreen ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Common Walnut - Juglans regia Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Juglans regia, a spreading tree, has have furrowed grey bark, and green serrated ...

£99.00 Includes VAT

Common Whitebeam - Sorbus aria Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Common Whitebeam is a small, rounded native tree that copes well on polluted, sa ...

£27.00 Includes VAT

Conservation Mix Hedging Plants Packs Bare Root 40-60cms

This conservation hedging pack creates a traditional and native country hedge th ...

£23.70 Includes VAT

Crab Apple - Malus sylvestris Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Malus sylvestris or Wild Crab Apple is a small tree often found in hedgerows aro ...

£18.00 Includes VAT

Dog Rose - Rosa canina Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rosa canina or Dogrose is fast growing, native rose plant that is a common sight ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

English Oak - Quercus robur Tree Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Quercus robur is a very majestic native tree found in lowland woodland across th ...

£16.50 Includes VAT

English Oak - Quercus robur Tree Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Quercus robur is a very majestic native tree found in lowland woodland across th ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

European Larch - Larix decidua Bare Root Plants 20-40cms

Larix decidua, a large deciduous conifer, it has soft, green needles which turn ...

£25.50 Includes VAT

Field Maple - Acer campestre - Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Acer campestre, or Field Maple, is deciduous and one of our toughest native hedg ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Field Maple - Acer campestre Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Acer campestre, or Field Maple, is deciduous and one of our toughest native hedg ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

Field Rose - Rosa arvensis Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rosa arvensis is very similar to the common dog rose, but with a white flower in ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Goat Willow - Salix caprea Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Salix Caprea is a very tough, small willow that is easy to grow and copes well o ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Green Beech - Fagus sylvatica Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Green Beech or Fagus  sylvatica , has  leaves emerge a silky haired pa ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

Green Beech - Fagus sylvatica Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Green Beech or Fagus  sylvatica , has  leaves emerge a silky haired pa ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Grey Alder - Alnus incana Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Alnus incana,  a smaller with a more rounded crown. This tree is extremely ...

£21.00 Includes VAT

Grey Alder - Alnus incana Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Alnus incana,  a smaller with a more rounded crown. This tree is extremely ...

£27.00 Includes VAT

Grey Willow - Salix cinerea Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Salix cinerea or Grey Willow is a large shrub or small tree that is suitable for ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Guelder Rose - Viburnum opulus Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Viburnum opulus or Guelder Rose is a large, deciduous, native shrub that is at h ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Common Hawthorn, also known as Quickthorn or May Blossom, is a fast growing deci ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

Hawthorn - Crataegus monogyna Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Common Hawthorn, also known as Quickthorn or May Blossom, is a fast growing deci ...

£13.50 Includes VAT

Hazel - Corylus Avellana Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Corylus Avellana or Hazel is another very common site in British hedgerows and i ...

£7.50 Includes VAT

Hazel - Corylus Avellana Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Corylus Avellana or Hazel is another very common site in British hedgerows and i ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Hornbeam - Carpinus betulus Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Carpinus betulus is widely planted in this country. Its full form is often used ...

£25.50 Includes VAT

Hornbeam - Carpinus betulus Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Carpinus betulus is widely planted in this country. Its full form is often used ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Horse Chestnut - Aesculus hippocastanum Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Aesculus hippocastanum. A very large majestic tree introduced to England as far ...

£72.00 Includes VAT

Italian Alder - Alnus cordata Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Italian Alder , a  fast growing tree particularly  suited to moist soi ...

£13.25 Includes VAT

Italian Alder - Alnus cordata Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Italian Alder , a  fast growing tree particularly  suited to moist soi ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

King and Co Gift Voucher

For use at King and Co the Tree Nursery, a perfect gift idea for a birthday, wed ...

£25.00 Includes VAT

Large-leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Broad leaf lime or Tilia platyphyllos a large, vigorous tree . The large leaves ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Large-leaved Lime - Tilia platyphyllos Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Broad leaf lime or Tilia platyphyllos a large, vigorous tree . The large leaves ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Native Hedging Plants Packs (40-60cm bare root)

Our mixed native hedging pack consists of hedging plants that occur in most hedg ...

£35.58 Includes VAT

Norway Maple - Acer platanoides Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

A native tree of Norway and Europe. Acer platanoides or the Norway Maple is a ve ...

£13.25 Includes VAT

Norway Maple - Acer platanoides Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

A native tree of Norway and Europe. Acer platanoides or the Norway Maple is a ve ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Norway Spruce - Picea abies Bare Root Plants 20-40cms

Picea Abies or Norway Spruce is a large, evergreen fir tree that is more commonl ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Prunus avium - Wild Cherry Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Prunus avium is a native tree with an upright to spreading, deciduous tree with ...

£18.00 Includes VAT

Purple Beech - Fagus sylvatica Purpurea Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Purple Beech is similar to Common Beech in nearly all aspects, but with beautifu ...

£12.50 Includes VAT

Ramanus Rose - Rosa rugosa Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Rosa rugosa or Ramanus rose is a vigorous dense rose with very prickly stems, da ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Red Oak - Quercus rubra Tree Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Quercus rubra is a magnificent, relatively fast growing tree, with a straight ma ...

£16.50 Includes VAT

Red Oak - Quercus rubra Tree Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Quercus rubra is a magnificent, relatively fast growing tree, with a straight ma ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Rowan/Mountain Ash - Sorbus aucuparia Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Sorbus aucuparia is one of our native trees which is a very tough and versatile ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Rowan/Mountain Ash - Sorbus aucuparia Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Sorbus aucuparia is one of our native trees which is a very tough and versatile ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Scots Pine - Pinus sylvestris Bare Root Plants 20-40cms

Pinus sylvestris is our native pine, it is a large tree with a broad conical sha ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Sea Buckthorn - Hippophae Rhamnoides Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Hippophae Rhamnoides or Sea Buckthorn is a great choice for planting in a tough, ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Siberian Dogwood - Cornus alba siberica Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Cornus alba Dogwood is a vigorous deciduous, upright shrub with oval mid to dark ...

£33.00 Includes VAT

Silver Birch - Betula pendula Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Betula pendula, a well known tree with slightly pendulous weeping and a slender ...

£16.50 Includes VAT

Silver Birch - Betula Pendula Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Betula pendula, a well known tree with slightly pendulous weeping and a slender ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Silver Maple - Acer saccharinum Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Acer saccharinum. A fast growing tree, often with pendent branches. Sharply toot ...

£25.50 Includes VAT

Silver Maple - Acer saccharinum Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Acer saccharinum. A fast growing tree, often with pendent branches. Sharply toot ...

£33.00 Includes VAT

Small-leaved Lime - Tilia cordata Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Tilia cordata is one of our oldest native trees and can be found growing in many ...

£19.50 Includes VAT

Small-leaved Lime - Tilia cordata Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Tilia cordata is one of our oldest native trees and can be found growing in many ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

Snowberry - Symphoricarpos albus Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Snowberry or Symphoricarpos albus is a small dense shrub, part of the Honey suck ...

£21.00 Includes VAT

Spindleberry - Euonymus europaeus Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Euonymus europaeus or Spindle is a great plant for autumn interest, as its red f ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Spindleberry - Euonymus europaeus Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Euonymus europaeus or Spindle is a great plant for autumn interest, as its red f ...

£18.00 Includes VAT

Spiral Rabbit Guards 60cm

60cm tall 38mm diameter.Made to a high quality from recycled plastic these Spira ...

£10.00 Includes VAT

Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Acer pseudoplatanus is a deciduous, tough and fast growing tree with a spreading ...

£13.25 Includes VAT

Sycamore - Acer psuedoplatanus Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Acer pseudoplatanus is a deciduous, tough and fast growing tree with a spreading ...

£15.00 Includes VAT

Wayfaring - Viburnum lantana Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Viburnum Lantana or Wayfairing tree is a medium sized, bushy shrub that is highl ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

White Poplar - Populus alba Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

A large, fast growing, deciduous tree with a rounded crown of vivid foliage that ...

£24.00 Includes VAT

White Willow - Salix alba Bare Root Plants 60-90cms

Salix alba or White Willow is a quick growing, native tree of diverse habit that ...

£22.50 Includes VAT

Wild Pear - Pyrus communis Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Pyrus Communis is a medium size tree with a pyramidal to columnar crown that pro ...

£60.00 Includes VAT

Wildlife Friendly Hedging Plants Mix (40-60cm) bare root

Hedgerows are of particular importance to the conservation of many birds and mam ...

£42.00 Includes VAT

Yellow Dogwood - Cornus Stolonifera Flaviramea Bare Root Plants 40-60cms

Yellow Dogwood is a vigorous shrub / small tree with flowers in spring, with gre ...

£33.00 Includes VAT

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