Formal Hedges

Formal Hedging

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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  1. Beech, Copper / Purple Plants

    Beech, Copper / Purple Plants

    From £1.02
    Fagus sylvatica Purpurea - 30-175cms Saplings
    • Native. Purple leaves. Needs good drainage
    • Holds autumn leaves in winter
    • Formal hedging
    • Other Sizes: Big Trees
    • Year round delivery.

  2. Green Beech Hedge in Summer

    Beech, Green - 50 Pack

    From £71.11
    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

  3. Green Beech Hedge

    Beech, Green - Fagus sylvatica

    From £0.59
    • 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

  4. Buxus sempervirens Hedge

    Box, Common

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

  5. Dwarf Box Plant 20-30cms Tall

    Box, Dwarf - Potted

    From £3.36
    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

    Out of Stock

  6. Alaska Holly at Christmas

    Holly, Alaska - Potted

    From £3.09
    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

    Out of Stock

  7. Clipped Holly Hedge & Berries

    Holly, Green - Potted

    From £3.36
    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.

  8. Japanese Holly - Ilex crenata Convexa

    Holly, Japanese

    From £3.05
    • 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:

  9. Hornbeam hedge in summer

    Hornbeam Hedging - 50 Pack

    From £74.17
    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

  10. Green Privet Hedging

    Privet, Green

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

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