The Growers Choice: Evergreen Hedging

The Growers Choice: Evergreen Hedging

Evergreen hedging provides leaf cover 365 days of the year, providing a natural screen to bring privacy and structure to your landscaping project.

We have a wide range of evergreen hedging plants available, from Prunus rotundifolia to Cupressus Leylandii. Our selection of evergreen hedging plants includes colourful foliage to fast-growing varieties.

See a selection of our favourite evergreen hedging varieties below.

Photinia 'Red Robin'

A versatile evergreen shrub that can be used for hedging, trained against a wall and even used as a ½ std tree once trained. It is happy in most fertile soils, in either a sunny or shaded position. If you wish to encourage its strong red growth and more flowers, it will be better planted in a full sun position. White flowers appear by April and into May once the plant is better established. We have found Photinia ‘Red ‘Robin’ to become ‘leggy’ over time if it is not properly maintained and left to run away with themselves, they can grow up to 4m tall and up to 4 m wide.

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball from November - March

🌸Flowers: April - May

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 4 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Prunus Rotundifolia 

A vigorous, dense evergreen shrub suitable for almost all locations. Large, glossy green leaves make this a go-to plant above other Prunus varieties.  Its density makes it ideal for screening for privacy, and it is a great barrier to noise and wind. Commonly known as laurel, this hedging variety grows up to 60cm per year and is relatively happy in most soil conditions.

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball and bare root plants from November - March

🌸Flowers: April

🌞 Position: Full sun - full shade

📏 Height: Up to 5 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained, moist soil, do not plant in shallow chalk

Taxus Baccata 

A dark green evergreen hedging variety with needle-like leaves, ideal for your garden project's shaded location, this variety is commonly known as 'Yew'. It is a popular variety often used in stately homes grounds and private gardens. This hedging variety is easy to trim and can be used to create shapes for a statement feature or simply cut to create a clean line.

Red berries are seen come Autumn, which are loved by birds but harmful to humans, pets and livestock if eaten. This slow-growing variety prefers fertile, well-drained soil.

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball from November - March

🌸Flowers: April

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 20 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Prunus Lusitanica

Also known as Portuguese laurel, boast luscious dark green glossy leaves on deep maroon stems with small, fragrant white flowers in the summer which are loved by pollinators and red berries in the autumn which are very popular with birds.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 15 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained, moist soil, do not plant in shallow chalk

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball from November - March

Cupressus Leylandii

Is one of the fastest evergreen hedging varieties that can grow up to 3ft per year with its eventual height reaching up to 12m. Great as a windbreak, general barrier and for noise reduction. Regular clipper in summer and autumn can help achieve a dense formal hedge.

🌞 Position: Full sun - partial shade

📏 Height: Up to 12 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained soil

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes

Grisellina littoralis 

A great hedging plant for a seaside retreat with large glossy, apple green ovate leaves. Grow in moist well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny spot for best results.

🌞 Position: Full sun

📏 Height: Up to 12 metres

🌱 Soil: well-drained soil

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes

Not sure how many hedging plants you need per meter? head over to our hedging guide here

Posted 24th Feb 2:44pm

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