Bare Root hedging is available October to March.

Potted hedging is available all year round.


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')

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) Height 40-60cms

    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 80-100cms

    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 atropunicea (Purple Beech) Height 125-150cms

    Copper or Purple Beech. A large tree with light red leaves in spring turning dark purple. Height 18m. Spread 7-10m. Deciduous. Can be kept clipped as a hedge in which case the leaves remain on the plant until the following Spring.

  • Fagus sylvatica atropunicea (Purple Beech) Height 80-100cms

    Copper or Purple Beech. A large tree with light red leaves in spring turning dark purple. Height 18m. Spread 7-10m. Deciduous. Can be kept clipped as a hedge in which case the leaves remain on the plant until the following Spring.

  • Forsythia x intermedia Spectabilis Height 50-80cms

    A bushy shrub with clusters deep yellow flowers are borne before the sharply toothed green leaves. Height 3m. Spread 2m. Flowers from March to April. Deciduous. Hardy.

  • Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Height 60-90cms

    Sea Buckthorn. A large bushy shrub with spiny stems and narrow grey-green scaly leaves. Inconspicuous yellow-green flowers in spring followed by round orange fruit on female plants. Deciduous. One of the toughest most resilient shrubs that enjoys a windy site and poor soils.

  • Hypericum Hidcote (St. John’s Wort) Height 40-60cms

    Hypericum is a very popular evergreen, flowering, ornamental shrub suitable for low hedging (up to 1m in height). Deciduous. Grows to 1m.

  • Ilex aquifolium Alaska Height 1.0 - 1.2m

    A female holly with prickly dark green leaves and red berries in winter. A dense compact variety. Excellent for clipping into shapes or leaving to grow as a neat bush.

  • Ilex aquifolium Alaska Height 2.0 - 2.2m

    A female holly with prickly dark green leaves and red berries in winter. A dense compact variety. Excellent for clipping into shapes or leaving to grow as a neat bush.

  • Ilex aquipernyi Dragon Lady Height 1.6 - 1.8m

    A female holly with prickly dark green leaves and red berries in winter. A dense compact variety. Excellent for clipping into shapes or leaving to grow as a neat bush.

  • Ilex aquipernyi Dragon Lady Height 1.8 - 2.0m

    A female holly with prickly dark green leaves and red berries in winter. A dense compact variety. Excellent for clipping into shapes or leaving to grow as a neat bush.

  • Ilex mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens Height 1.0 - 1.2m

    Holly. Evergreen shrub. Fast growth. Smooth, dark glossy leaves with a few spikes contrast well with the orange-red berries in autumn. Abundant white-cream flowers in May-April. Big, shiny scarlet fruit lasting all Spring long. Ideal for spot screening. Provide full sun or part shade.

  • Ilex mutchagara Nellie R. Stevens Height 1.4 - 1.6m

    Holly. Evergreen shrub. Fast growth. Smooth, dark glossy leaves with a few spikes contrast well with the orange-red berries in autumn. Abundant white-cream flowers in May-April. Big, shiny scarlet fruit lasting all Spring long. Ideal for spot screening. Provide full sun or part shade.

  • Ilex x meserveae Heckenfee Height 1.0 - 1.2m

    Heckenfee holly is an upright version of the blue holly (Ilex x meserveae). It makes a dense shrub, so is ideal for hedging, but can also be trained into a handsome small tree. As a tree it is very small, for it only grows to about 4m. Bunches of large red berries will be produced as long as there is a male holly somewhere nearby.

  • Ligustrum japonicum Excelsum Superbum Height 1.6m

    A clipped evergreen shrub with glossy, bright green leaves margined yellow. White flowers, followed by blue-black berries. Flowers from August to September. Fruits from August Evergreen. An excellent topiary specimen. Suitable for pots if fed and watered regularly.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium (Green Privet) Height 40-60cms

    Privet. A conical evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. White flowers followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great hedging plant can be clipped to any height from 1m to 5m. Plant 30cm apart.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium (Green Privet) Height 60-100cms

    Privet. A conical evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. White flowers followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great hedging plant can be clipped to any height from 1m to 5m. Plant 30cm apart.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium aureum (Variegated Golden Privet) Height 40-60cms

    Privet. A conical evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. White flowers followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great hedging plant can be clipped to any height from 1m to 5m. Plant 30cm apart.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium Aureum Height 1.6 - 1.8m

    Golden Privet. A conical, evergreen shrub with rich green leaves, margined bright yellow. White flowers, followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great plant in sun or partial shade. Plant 30cm apart.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium Height 1.2 - 1.4m

    Privet. A conical, evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. White flowers, followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great hedging plant can be clipped to any height from 1m to 5m.

  • Ligustrum ovalifolium Height 60 - 80cm

    Privet. A conical, evergreen shrub with rich green leaves. White flowers, followed by black berries. Height 4m. Spread 4m. Great hedging plant can be clipped to any height from 1m to 5m.

  • Lonicera nitida Elegant (Boxleaf Honeysuckle) Height 30-50cms

    A bushy evergreen shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, creamy white flowers in spring, followed by glossy, purple-blue berries. Height 3.5m. Spread 3m. Flowers from April to May. Fruits from June. Evergreen. Great hedging.

  • Malus sylvestris (European Crab Apple) Height 60-90cms

    Common Crab Apple. A rounded tree with mid-green leaves. Pretty pink-flushed white flowers in late spring followed by greenish yellow fruits. Height 9m. Spread 7m. Flowers from April to May. Fruits from June. Deciduous. Hardy.

  • Philadelphus virginal (Mock Orange) Height 40-60cms

    Mock Orange. An upright shrub with clusters of double, very fragrant. pure white flowers. Height 3m. Spread 2.5m. Flowers from June to July. Deciduous. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Pinus nigra Height 1.8 - 2.0m

    European Black Pine. A rounded conifer with rigid dark green needle-like leaves. Produces yellow-brown cones. Height 30m. Spread 6-8m. Evergreen. Hardy. Planting instructions Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Pinus sylvestris Height 1.2 - 1.4m

    Scots Pine. A tall conical to columnar conifer with blue-green, twisted needle-like, leaves. Bushy and vigorous when young, great screening, stately and architectural when old.

  • Pinus sylvestris Height 2.0 - 2.2m

    Scots Pine. A tall conical to columnar conifer with blue-green, twisted needle-like, leaves. Bushy and vigorous when young, great screening, stately and architectural when old.

  • Pinus wallichiana Height 1.8 - 2.0m

    Bhutan Pine. A conical conifer becoming columnar with pendent grey-green to glaucous blue needle-like leaves. Produces green ripening to brown cones. Height 25-35m. Spread 6-12m. Evergreen. Hardy. Planting instructions: Back-fill with soil mixed with peat and a suitable fertiliser.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Etna Height 1.5m

    Laurel. A dense, slow growing, hybrid, bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by violet fruit. Height 2m. Spread 1.5m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height. Hardy.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Genolia Height 1.2m

    Cherry Laurel. A new Swiss hybrid with a narrow upright habit so ideal hedging Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Height 1.5m

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Height 60 - 80cm

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Novita Height 1.2 - 1.4m

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Novita Height 1.6 - 1.8m

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Novita Height 1.8 - 1.9m

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

  • Prunus laurocerasus Novita Height 2.2m

    Cherry Laurel. A dense bushy evergreen shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers on upright spikes in spring, followed by red fruit ripening to black. Height 8m. Spread 3m. For hedging plant 60cm to 90cm apart. Clip annually to required height.

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