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Field Maple (acer campestre) native  plants or tree.Good Autumn Colour. Field Maple (acer campestre) native plants or tree.Good Autumn Colour.

Field Maple Hedge  is the only UK native maple.  Excellent as hedging or as a garden tree.  It has bright green leaves with red tinges in summer and fantastic stunning yellow colours in autumn.Very good for area of the garden that need some autumn colours. 

Widely planted in gardens and parks for its good co...[more]


Hazel (corylus avellana) native hedging plants or tree Hazel (corylus avellana) native hedging plants or tree

British native hazel is exceptionally valuable for wildlife and habitat conservation. Hazel is also very much sought after when it comes to hedging as it is compact neat and easy to maintain and again wildlife friendly. The flowers are produced very early in spring before the leaves. The male catkins are pale yellow and long , and the female one...[more]


Holly (ilex aquifolium) evergreen hedging tree or shrub Holly (ilex aquifolium) evergreen hedging tree or shrub

Holly (Ilex Aquifolium) is a valuable species on woodland edges and in hedgerows. It's clusters of glorious red berries and glossy evergreen foliage is a source of shelter for birds, animals and insects. Female trees may produce enough berried shoots to be commercial at Christmas time. Thorny leaves make it a stock proof hedge but browsing animals ...[more]


Hornbeam native hedging plants (carpinus betulas) Hornbeam native hedging plants (carpinus betulas)

Native Hornbeam is a hardy hedge which is similar in appearance to the Green Beech.  Green catkins form from late Spring to Autumn which turn to clusters of winged fruit and act as a food source for wild life and birds.The bright green leaves darken during the summer with dead leaves hanging on into January, if hedge is well trimmed.

The Horn...[more]


Lawson Cypress (chamaecyparis lawsoniana) hedging plants or tree Lawson Cypress (chamaecyparis lawsoniana) hedging plants or tree

Lawson Cypress hedging of this species is now more common than plantations of it.Excellent wind break hedge when grown together with regular maintanence.

 Nevertheless it is a respectable forest tree in its native SW Oregon and NW California. Trees 50 metres tall are known, a salutary lesson for hedge planters! When it was introduced to Brita...[more]


Leyland Cypress green privacy hedges/ screen or tree Leyland Cypress green privacy hedges/ screen or tree

Leyland Cypress is a fast growing evergreen making a dense and attractive hedge. It is excellent for screening and privacy hedges, responding to regular trimming.(growth rate 2.5ft per year) - making it a popular choice for surburban gardeners.

Leyland cypress has potential even as a timber tree. The adverse environmental impact of dense clon...[more]


Red Robin (photinia fraseri) beautiful hedging plants,tree or shrub Red Robin (photinia fraseri) beautiful hedging plants,tree or shrub

Red Robin, a beautiful hedging species which introduces bright colours into the garden. The new spring growth of bright new red leaves, which deepen and mature to a reddish/green.Its good for hedging but not quite as dense as some other species but easy to maintain.  Can benefit by trimming in Spring and summer.  Avoid trimming after mid Augus...[more]


Privet (ligustrum Vulgare) fast growing semi evergreen hedge plants or tree.Makes good screen. Privet (ligustrum Vulgare) fast growing semi evergreen hedge plants or tree.Makes good screen.

 Privet (ligustrum Vulgare) is a fast growing semi-evergreen dense hedge.Tolerates all types of soil, hedges are dense making a good screen. Can be clipped hard at all times of the year, it is semi-evergreen, white flowers appear in July.

Holds clusters of creamy-white flowers in July and it usually will have a good crop of long bunches of shin...[more]


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