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, be it copper or green, grows anywhere there is good drainage and some decent light. Yew will just about grow in the dark, and Hornbeam certainly will; it also loves the wet, heavy soils that beech can't stand. Laurel blocks noise and light pollution about as well as holly, which also clips beautifully for topiary.
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. Free delivery on orders over £60. Best advice & friendly support throughout. 

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  1. Laurus nobilis

    100-160cms Clipped Topiary
    • Glossy, neat evergreen foliage
    • Provides structure and formality
    • Aromatic
    • Disease resistant
    • Sun or partial shade
    • Prepared as either pyramid or lollipop.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £5.25  Inc VAT

  2. Fagus sylvatica

    30-175cms Hedge Plants
    • Hedge: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: Any fertile & well drained.
    • Use: Formal/Native
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Colour: green/brown
    • Great to add structure
    • RHS AGM
    From £1.44  Inc VAT

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Carpinus betulus

    40-175 cms Hedge Plants
    • Hedges: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: All soils
    • Use: Formal/Native, similar to beech.
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Colour: green/brown
    • Feature: Tolerant of damp, heavy soil and shade.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    From £1.62  Inc VAT

  6. Taxus baccata

    30-60cms Hedge Plants From £4.92  Inc VAT

  7. 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

  8. Fagus sylvatica purpurea

    30-175cms Hedge Plants
    • Final Height: 1m to very tall
    • Soil: well drained
    • Use: Formal/Native
    • Single Row: 3/m
    • Double row: 5/m
    • Colour: purple
    From £2.88  Inc VAT

  9. Economy Fagus sylvatica

    40-175cms Hedge Plants
    • Needs good drainage.
    • Holds leaves in winter.
    • Classic Formal hedging
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-April
    From £58.50  Inc VAT

  10. Buxus sempervirens

    15-40cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen. Slow growing, tolerant of full shade.
    • Other Sizes Available: Dwarf.
    • Excellent formal hedging.
    • Max. Height: 8m
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar.
    From £4.08  Inc VAT

  11. 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

  12. Economy Carpinus betulus

    • 80-150cms Hedge Plants
    • Native. Tolerant of shade & damp soil
    • Ideal formal hedging, similar to beech
    • Other Sizes: Big trees & smaller saplings
    • Best value for a headstart on your hedge; smaller plants are cheaper.
    • RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Max. Height: 20m
    • Bareroot Delivery: Nov-Mar
    From £83.25  Inc VAT

  13. Ligustrum ovalifolium

    40-80cms Hedge Plants
    • Evergreen.
    • Excellent urban hedging.
    • Suitable for poor soil & full shade.
    • Max. Height: 4m
    • Bareroot delivery Nov-March
    From £2.64  Inc VAT

  14. 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

  15. Ilex aquifolium 'Alaska'

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

    OUT OF STOCK

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