Hedging (Potted) - 2018/19

Also see Fact Sheet 5 - Hedges for Wildlife, this gives you lots of information and recommendations on how suitable hedging can benefit and attract various wildlife into your garden.

Name (common name) & Description Conditions Size
Acer campestre (Field Maple) A medium sized tree. Can be used as a hedging plant. Leaves turn yellow sometimes flushed red in autumn. SPACING:45cm. Suits most sites and situations. HEIGHT: 8-10m
Buxus sempervirens (Common Box) A sturdy shrub with masses of luxuriant dark green leaves. Ideally suited for hedging and topiary. Suits most fertile well drained soils in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: Clip to shape.
Buxus sempervirens Elegantissima (Box) A slow growing shrub of dense habit. Small variegated leaves, suitable for topiary. Suits most fertile well drained soils in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: Clip to shape.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) Good as a single specimen or for hedging. Fluted trunk and ovate, serrate, ribbed leaves turn yellow in autumn. Suits most sites and situations. HEIGHT: 8m+
Corylus avellana (Hazel) Native species. Large shrub or multi stemmed tree, ideal for hedges & woodlands. Long yellow catkins in February. Moist well drained soil in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 2.5m SPREAD: 2.5m
Corylus maxima Purpurea (Purple Hazel) Multi-stemmed shrub with attactively shaded purple leaves. Purplish buds and catkins in winter and early spring. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well-drained soil. sunsemi HEIGHT: 3m. SPREAD: 2m
Crataegus monogyna (Common Hawthorn) Fragrant white flowers in late spring. suitable for hedging. SPACING: 45cm. Plant in a moist well drained soil in sun or semi shade. sunsemi HEIGHT: 10m SPREAD: 8m
Cupressocyparis x leylandii (Leyland Cypress) Fast growing conifer. Ideal for giving quick privacy. SPACING: 60-90cm. Most well drained soils. Sun or semi shade.
Warning: May cause skin allergy
sunsemi HEIGHT: 5m+ in 10 years
Cupressocyparis x leylandii Castlewellan (Leyland Cypress) A fast growing conifer ideal for hedging or as a lawn specimen. SPACING: 75-90cm. Suits most soils.
Warning: CAUTION may cause skin allergy
HEIGHT: 4-5m in 10 years. Clip to shape.
Cupressocyparis x leylandii Gold Rider (Leyland Cypress) Bright golden-yellow foliage throughout the year. SPACING: 60-90cm. Most well drained soils. Sun or semi shade.
Warning: May cause skin allergy
sunsemi HEIGHT: 5m+ in 10 years.

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updated Nov 2018

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