Formal Hedging

Formal Hedging Plants

Surprisingly (at first sight) there are relatively few hedging plants that are widely used for formal hedges. On closer examination, the reason becomes obvious. The plants you find in formal hedges do the job wonderfully well. Beech, be it copper or green, grows anywhere there is drainage and some light. Yew will just about grow in the dark, and Hornbeam certainly will (and loves the heavy ground that beech does not). Laurel kills noise and light pollution, while holly clips beautifully. And all of these plants are just about bombproof, forgiving the worst mistakes you can make when you are clipping them. Full our full range of hedging.

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    • Size sold: 40-175 cm
    • Height: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: well drained soil
    • Use: Formal/Native
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Double row: 5/m
    • Colour: purple
    From £1.02

  1. Beech Hedging Plants - Packs of 50 bareroot plants
    • 3 sizes 80-150 cms Bareroot Saplings
    • Needs good drainage.
    • Holds leaves in winter.
    • Classic Formal hedging
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-April
    From £71.11

    • Size sold: 40-175 cm
    • Hedge: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: dislikes poor drainage
    • Use: Formal/Native
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Colour: green/brown
    • Great to add structure
    From £0.59

  2. Buxus sempervirens - 15 - 40cms Bushes
    • Evergreen. Slow growing, tolerant of full shade.
    • Other Sizes: Dwarf.
    • Excellent formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 8m
    • Year round delivery.
    From £1.22

  3. Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa
    • 15 - 30cms Pot-Grown Bushes
    • Evergreen. Slow growing, tolerant of full shade
    • Other Sizes: Pot-Grown & Bareroot common box
    • Ideal decorative, low hedging
    • Max. Height: 1m
    • Pot-Grown Delivery: All Year
    From £3.36

    Out of Stock

  4. Ilex aquifolium Alaska
    • 60 - 80 cms Pot-Grown holly
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Guaranteed to berry
    From £3.09

    Out of Stock

  5. Ilex aquifolium
    • 30 - 60cms Pot-Grown Saplings
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Potted Delivery Only: All Year.
    From £3.36

    • Final Size: 30 cm to 1m
    • Soil: any
    • Use: formal hedging/topiary shapes
    • Single row: 3-4 plants per metre
    • Colour: dark green (no prickles) with black berries
    • Hedging:
    From £3.05

  6. Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata
    • 100 - 150 cms Pot-Grown Saplings
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 10m
    • Potted Delivery: Year round.
    From £16.46

    Out of Stock

  7. Carpinus betulus - Packs of 50 Plants
    • 80 - 150cms Saplings
    • Native. Tolerant of shade & damp soil
    • Ideal formal hedging, similar to beech
    • Other Sizes: Big trees & smaller saplings
    • Max. Height: 20m
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar
    From £74.17

    • Sizes sold: 40-175 cm
    • Hedges: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: all soils
    • Use: Formal/Native
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Colour: green/brown
    • Feature: tolerant of damp, heavy soil and shade
    From £0.45

  8. Ligustrum ovalifolium - 40 - 100cms Bushes
    • Evergreen.
    • Excellent urban hedging.
    • Suitable for poor soil & full shade.
    • Max. Height: 4m
    • Year Round Delivery
    From £1.06

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