Bare Root and all other Hedging is now available.
Hedge plants are cheap, easy to plant and form an attractive boundary much more quickly than you would imagine. As well as providing structure to the garden, they can be perfect for wildlife and particularly nesting birds.

What to plant: Most trees and shrubs have potential to make hedges. Have a browse through our comprehensive range below and please feel free to give us a call to discuss your requirements before you place your order.

When to plant a hedge: Evergreen and semi-evergreen hedges such as box, privet (semi evergreen) and yew are ideal for planting early autumn, however they can be planted at any time from late autumn until late winter. For deciduous hedges such as beech, hawthorn and hornbeam, plant anytime from leaf fall which is typically mid-autumn until late winter. In all cases, planting is best delayed until the soil can be worked easily, especially if the ground is frozen or waterlogged.

If there is a delay in planting, keep the plants in a frost-free shed and cover their roots with moist straw, paper or potting compost and plastic sheeting. This will prevent them drying out. Alternatively, they can be temporarily planted very close together in a trench, with their roots covered in at least 20cm (8in) of soil or compost (this is called 'heeling-in')

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Acer campestre Height 60-100cms

    Field Maple is a fast growing (30/60cm pa), native, deciduous hedging plant, which is used both in a mixed hedge (though it is often faster growing than other species in a mixed hedge so can make it look slightly untidy) or as a single species hedge.

  • Amelanchier lamarckii (Juneberry) Height 40-60cms

    Shadbush. Upright-stemmed shrub with mid-green leaves. Racemes of white flowers followed by purple-black fruit. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to May. Fruit colour Black. Purple. Fruits from June to August. Deciduous.

  • Amelanchier lamarckii Height 1.6m

    Shadbush. Upright-stemmed shrub with mid-green leaves. Racemes of white flowers followed by purple-black fruit. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to May. Fruit colour Black. Purple. Fruits from June to August. Deciduous.

  • Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea (Purple Japanese Barberry) Height 30-50cms

    A small, rounded shrub with purple-red coloured leaves. Produces red-tinged pale yellow coloured flowers are followed by glossy red fruit. Height 90cm. Max Spread 75cm. Flowers March to April. Fruits May. Clip to height when required.

  • Betula pendula (Common Silver Birch) Height 175-200cm

    Silver Birch. Conical tree with peeling white bark, which becomes marked with dark rugged cracks at the base. Dark green leaves turn yellow in Autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in Spring. Height 10-25m. Spread 7m. Deciduous.

  • Betula pendula (Common Silver Birch) Height 80-100cm

    Silver Birch. Conical tree with peeling white bark, which becomes marked with dark rugged cracks at the base. Dark green leaves turn yellow in Autumn. Yellow-brown catkins in Spring. Height 10-25m. Spread 7m. Deciduous.

  • Buxus sempervirens (Box) Height 25-30cms

    Dwarf evergreen hedging which can be clipped twice each year to keep as a small 30cm hedge or upto a 1.8m hedge. Plant 1 per 30cm for a large hedge and 5 per metre for a smaller hedge.

  • Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Height 125-150cms

    Common Hornbeam. Elegant shaped tree with serrated ribbed leaves and characteristic grey fluted bark. Deciduous.

  • Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Height 150-175cms

    Common Hornbeam. Elegant shaped tree with serrated ribbed leaves and characteristic grey fluted bark. Deciduous.

  • Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Height 60-100cms

    Common Hornbeam. Elegant shaped tree with serrated ribbed leaves and characteristic grey fluted bark. Deciduous.

  • Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Height 80-100cms

    Common Hornbeam. Elegant shaped tree with serrated ribbed leaves and characteristic grey fluted bark. Deciduous.

  • Colutea arborescens (Bladder-Senna) Height 60-100cms

    Bladder Senna. A vigorous shrub with pale green leaves and pea-like, yellow flowers, followed by green translucent seed pods. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from May to August. Deciduous. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Cornus alba Elegantissima (Dogwood) Height 40-60cms

    Red-barked Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with red winter shoots. Grey-green leaves, margined white, turn red in autumn, white flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to June. Berries from July. Deciduous. Hardy.

  • Cornus alba Flaviramea (Dogwood) Height 60-100cms

    Common Dogwood. A vigorous suckering shrub with bright yellow-green winter shoots. Dark green leaves turn red or orange in Autumn. White flowers followed by white fruit often tinged blue. Height 2m. Spread 4m. Good in moist positions and excellent for winter colour.

  • Cornus alba Kesselringii (Dogwood) Height 40-60cms

    Red-barked Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with blackish purple winter shoots. Purple leaves, turn red and purple in autumn, white flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue.

  • Cornus alba Sibirica (Dogwood) Height 60-100cms

    Westonbirt Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with bright red Winter shoots. Dark green leaves, turn red in Autumn. White flowers are followed by white berries, often tinged blue. Height 3m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to June. Fruit colour White. Fruits from July. Deciduous.

  • Cornus mas (Dogwood) Height 40-60cms

    Cornelian Cherry Dogwood. Dark green leaves, which turn red- purple in autumn. Yellow flowers are produced in small umbels before the leaves appear and are followed by fleshy bright red fruit. Height 5m. Spread 2m. Flowers from February to March. Fruits from August.

  • Cornus sanguinea (Dogwood) Height 60-100cms

    Common Dogwood. A vigorous shrub with reddish green winter shoots. Mid-green leaves turn red in autumn, white flowers are followed by dull blue-black berries. Height 3m. Spread 2.5m. Flowers from May to July. Fruits from July Deciduous.

  • Cornus sanguinea Midwinter Fire (Dogwood) Height 40-60cms

    Dogwood. A medium shrub with branches yellow at the base deepening to fiery orange at the tips in winter. Soft green leaves turn orange and yellow in autumn. Height 1.2m. Spread 1.2m. Flowers from May to July. Deciduous.

  • Corylus avellana (Hazel) Height 60-90cms

    Hazel. An upright tree-like shrub with heart-shaped green leaves. Bears yellow catkins late winter early spring. Produces edible hazelnuts. Height 5m. Spread 5m. Useful in coppicing or hedging.

  • Cotoneaster simonsii Height 30-40cms

    An upright shrub with oval dark green leaves turning red in autumn. Pink tinged white flowers are followed by bright, orange-red, round fruit. Height 2.5m. Spread 2m. Flowers from March to April.

  • Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) Height 100-125cms

    Common Hawthorn. Quickthorn. A rounded thorny tree with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by glossy red fruit. For hedging plant 30cm apart. Good in sun or shade.

  • Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn) Height 60-90cms

    Common Hawthorn. Quickthorn. A rounded thorny tree with glossy dark green leaves. Clusters of fragrant white flowers followed by glossy red fruit. For hedging plant 30cm apart. Good in sun or shade.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Gold Height 1.0m

    A strong fast growing coniferous tree with plume-like sprays of yellow foliage. Dark brown cones. Better in the ground than in a pot. Clip twice a year to retain this excellent shape. Wonderful for structure in the garden, providing a punctuation mark or focal point in the design scheme.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.2m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.2m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.5 - 1.6m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.5m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.8m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 1.8m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 2.4m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Height 2.6 - 2.8m

    A fast growing coniferous tree with flat rays of dark green leaves. Evergreen. Hardy. Feed and water regularly for maximum growth. Clip at least once a year when hedge reaches desired height. Plant 75cm to 90cm apart.

  • Euonymus europaeus (Common Spindle) Height 60-90cms

    Spindle. A shrub with green leaves turning red in autumn producing an abundance of red capsules opening to orange seeds in the autumn. Height 3m. Spread 2.5m. Flowers from April to June. Fruits from September Deciduous. Hardy.

  • Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Height 100-125cms

    Common Beech. A British native tree with wavy margined leaves, pale at first, turning glossy dark green. Height 25m. Spread 15m. Deciduous. A great hedging plant. Plant 30cm apart. Clip once a year and the leaves turn russet in autumn and stay on until spring.

  • Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Height 125-150cms

    Common Beech. A British native tree with wavy margined leaves, pale at first, turning glossy dark green. Height 25m. Spread 15m. Deciduous. A great hedging plant. Plant 30cm apart. Clip once a year and the leaves turn russet in autumn and stay on until spring.

  • Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Height 150-175cms

    Common Beech. A British native tree with wavy margined leaves, pale at first, turning glossy dark green. Height 25m. Spread 15m. Deciduous. A great hedging plant. Plant 30cm apart. Clip once a year and the leaves turn russet in autumn and stay on until spring.

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