Wildlife Mixed Hedging Create a boundary for wildlife with the Wildlife Mixed Hedging. Better than fences or walls these native shrubs can be used to allow wildlife to thrive in your very own back garden. The Wildlife Mixed Hedging is made up of three essential varieties that offer great value to wildlife. Acer Campestre One of the best natives trees for Autumn colour, It has dark green lobed leaves which turn a buttery yellow in Autumn. Attractive to aphids and their predators, including many species of ladybird, hoverfly and bird. Providing nectar and pollen sources for bees and birds, and small mammals eat the fruits. Carpinus Betulus A very popular native species with very similar characteristics to Beech – in that it retains many of its leaves in winter. Like beech, a hornbeam hedge will keep its leaves all year round, providing shelter, roosting, nesting and foraging opportunities for birds and small mammals. Corylus Avelana (Hazel) Plant A native deciduous plant that is great in a mixed or single species hedge. This bushy variety also produces attractive autumn colours as the leaves turn to shades of orange and yellow. Hazel provides food for caterpillars and moths and a wildflower-rich habitat for butterflies. Hazelnuts are also known to attract woodpeckers, tits, wood pigeons and small mammals.