A wide variety of plants are available for sale as hedging plants for the garden and they all have different characteristics. Size, density, growth habit, flowering and evergreen or deciduous are all factors that need to be considered when buying plants to use as a hedges.
Bare root hedge plants are available for sale in winter and are generally cheaper than potted plants, however potted plants can be purchased throughout the year.
Landscaping with Hedging Plants
Hedge plants can be far more than just a boundary. They can act as a screen, sound barrier, provide habitat for wildlife as well be attractive in their own right. And of course those thorny species can act as a security measure as well as keep some animals away.
As our image shows, not all hedges need to be formal, not even clipped hedges. If you are looking to create this effect talk to one our listed suppliers for recommendations for your climate.
Landscape designers have a lot to answer for with overuse of some hedging plants and under use of others. And this happens as a 'fashion statement'. The wonderful hedge seen at Chelsea last year becomes a must have. However first make sure it suits your requirements.
Another theory is bandied about, that 'any plant can be a hedge'. This is true, however many plants make poor hedges in the long term.
You can also choose to have a fruiting hedge, excellent in small gardens where you wish to maximize productivity.
Choosing the right hedging plants
Choosing the right hedging plants can be a little confusing with so many varieties for sale. If you establish your needs and determine your climate and soil conditions you are headed towards making the best choice.
Consider the following characteristics when choosing hedging plants
- Sun requirements
- Soil requirements
- Temperature or climate
- Growth Rate
- Evergreen or Deciduous
- Root system
- Formal or informal
- Maintenance requirements
- Mature size
So armed with the answer to these questions you are ready to explore the wide variety of hedging plants we have for sale in the UK.
You may choose to buy more advanced plants, larger and older, to create a more immediate effect, these will be more expensive but can be worth the cost depending on the situation. A wide variety of plants both small and large growing are suitable for hedging and are available for sale online from growers and nurseries in the UK.
Varieties and Plant Species suitable for HedgingVarieties, cultivars and species commonly used include both low and tall growing plants, some are suitable for shade, some require more sun and flowering species are also available. Both fast growing and slow growing hedges are available.
- Carpinus (Hornbeam)
- Ligustrum (Privet)
- Taxus (Yew)
Hedging plants are available for sale from the following suppliers.
BEST 4 HEDGING Ltd - PHONE 01257 261243
269 Southport Road, Leyland PR26 8LQ
Buy Direct from the Growers - FREE delivery over £50. Discounts on orders over £300. Privet, Yew, Escallonia, Griselinia, Laurel, Beech, Hawthorn, Box, Hornbeam, Lavender, Holly, Lonicera, Photinia, Thuja and many others - plants from 30cm to 3m plus.
HEDGES DIRECT Ltd - Phone 01257 263873
Five Acres Nursery Dawbers Lane Euxton PR7 6EE
Huge range of beautiful hedging plants, bare root, cell grown, pot grown, or root balled. All the main hedging species in all sizes. Thousands of satisfied customers. Discounts on large orders. Min order value £20 & FREE DELIVERY on orders over £50. Advice by phone or email email@example.com
GRASSLANDS NURSERY - Phone: 01565 722836.
Free Green Lane, Peover Superior, Knustford, Cheshire, WA16 9QY
Bamboos, climbers, conifers, ferns, grasses, hedging, palms, perennials, shrubs, trees, topiary shapes and much more. The best quality, masses of choice at unbeatable prices. Nationwide delivery. Retail and trade welcome
DAMHEAD NURSERY - Edinburgh,
Damhead Farm, Lothianburn, Midlothian EH10 7DZ - Phone/Fax: 0131 445 4698
Hardy plants for Scottish gardens. Instant hedging, mature trees & shrubs, shrubs, climbers and topiary.
ASHRIDGE TREES Limited
Grove Cross Barn, Castle Cary, Somerset BA7 7NJ - Tel.: +44 (0) 1963 359444 Fax: +44 (0) 1963 359445
THE BIG BAMBOO GARDEN COMPANY
72 Llanllienwen Road Cwmrhydyceirw, Swansea, SA6 6NA - Tel: 01792 541 306 Mobile: 07764 405 335
Root-balled hedging plants in Box, Yew, Laurel and Portuguese Laurel in all sizes. Great quality and prices.
Evergreen Hedges, Native , Instant , troughs, and Ivy Screens. Screening Trees, Willow and Poplar, Topiary, Pleached Hornbeam, Stone Pine Parasols and Olive trees and more........ IMPACT PLANTS 01225 447962
THE TREE GARDEN
334 Stangate Rd Birling West Malling Kent ME19 5JL
phone 01634 245805 or 07808 378577 - Contact Sue Harris firstname.lastname@example.org
C G J MATHIAS & SON (Nurseries)
Black Lake, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey GU10 2BH
Tel: 01252 714552 Fax: 01252 7111382 email: email@example.com
HOPES GROVE GARDEN NURSERIES
The Estate Office, Smallhythe Road Tenterden, Kent TN30 7LT
Telephone: 01580 765600 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
CHEW VALLEY TREES
Winford Road Chew Magna Bristol BS40 8HJ - Tel: 01275 333 752 e-mail: email@example.com
MILL FARM TREES
Bury Mill Farm, Bury, Pulborough, West Sussex RH20 1NN - Tel: 01798 831008 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Buckland Road Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2AA
tel 01993 850979 - email@example.com
ROUGHAM HALL NURSERIES
A14 Rougham Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP30 9LZ
Tel 01359270577 Fax 01359277149 email firstname.lastname@example.org
BOTANICA PLANT COLLECTIONS Ltd
Chantry Farm Campsea Ashe Woodbridge Suffolk IP13 0PZ
Tel. 01728 747113 Fax. 01728 747725 email: email@example.com
WEASEDALE NURSERIES Ltd
Newbiggin on Lune, KIRKBY STEPHEN, Cumbria, CA17 4LX UK
Telephone +44 (0)15396 23246 * Telefax +44 (0)15396 23277