Formal Hedging Plants for Sale

Formal Hedging Plants

There are relatively few hedging plants that are widely used for formal hedges: they do the job so wonderfully well that there is no need for other options.

Beech, copper or green, grows anywhere there is good drainage and decent light, while Hornbeam will grow in the wet, heavy soils and shady places that beech can't stand. They are not evergreen like the others, but they hold their Autumn leave in winter and complement evergreen hedges beautifully.

Laurels block noise and light pollution about as well as holly, which also clips beautifully for topiary. They, like the king of formal hedging, Yew, will just about grow in the dark, 
All of these plants are tough and regrow from old wood, forgiving the worst mistakes you can make when you are clipping them.

Browse our full range of hedging here.

All our formal hedge plants are covered by our no-quibble Guarantee, which means you can order with complete confidence. Best advice & friendly support throughout. 

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  1. Sarcococca confusa

    • Great alternative to Buxus
    • Evergreen. Slow growing, tolerant of full shade
    • Small white fragrant flowers in Dec-Feb
    • Decorative, low hedging
    • Height: 1m as a hedge, 2m as a shrub
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators
    • Pot-Grown Delivery: All Year
    From £14.99  Inc VAT

  2. Ilex aquifolium

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Female plants, 100% berry.
    From £4.74  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  3. Ilex aquifolium

    30-60cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen. Any soil with decent drainage.
    • Hardy, tolerates shade.
    • Good formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 15m
    • Potted Delivery Only: All Year.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £6.72  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK - SOLD OUT NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

  4. Ilex crenata

    Pot Grown Hedge Plants

    • To: 5m+
    • Soil: any
    • Use: formal hedging/topiary shapes
    • Single row: 3-4 plants per metre
    • Dark green leaves, few prickles, with black berries
    • Decent alternative to Box (Buxus)
    • Pot Grown Delivery: Year Round
    From £12.96  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  5. Ilex crenata 'Convexa'

    15-80cms Pot Grown Hedge Plants
    • 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
    • Best alternative to Box (Buxus)
    • Pot Grown Delivery: Year Round
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £4.74  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

  6. Taxus baccata

    80-160cms Rootballed Hedging
    • Native evergreen. V. hardy. Any well drained soil, any location
    • Other Sizes: Smaller Bareroot & Pot-Grown Plants
    • Perfect formal hedging.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Max. Height: 20m
    • Rootballed Delivery between October & November
    From £36.96  Inc VAT

    OUT OF STOCK

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