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Here at Hopes Grove Nurseries we are the hedging specialists, nominated by Which? Gardening as the best buy for Native and Garden Hedging. We have an assortment of hedging plants available, coming in an array of sizes from 5 cm to over 3 m. This means that there is sure to be something that suits each and every garden and budget.

We stock a vast range of economical bare root plants, which are ideal for planting from November - early April. As well as this, we have an even bigger range of pot grown plants which are great all year round. We can also supply bushy rootballed hedging plants, as well as our great range of instant hedges which give you privacy from the moment they are planted. All of these, as well as the many other product groups we stock, may be found on the left hand menu.

We offer a huge selection of our popular wholesale pack deals for customers needing larger quantities of hedging, all at substantial discounts from our usual catalogue prices together with a wide selction of free delivery pallet deals for the larger plants. Order any one of these free delivery deals and get free delivery on anything else you need from our entire range regardless of the usual delivery charge.

If you need any further information than what is on our website please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us, whether it is regarding help with your plant choices, planning of logistics or any other hedging advice. Our friendly staff, who have all had first hand production experience working in our nursery, are well qualified to advise you either by phone, on 01580 765600, or by email.

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  • Alders are tough hardy trees well suited to harsh or wet conitions, we stock Common Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Grey Alder (Alnus incana) and the Italian Alder (Alnus incana)

  • The June Berry, Amelanchier lamarckii brings a flurry of gorgeous white flowers in spring as the bronzy coloured new leaves emerge, lovely as a tree, shrub or hedge.

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  • The Bay Laurel, Laurus nobilis makes an excellent bushy evergreen hedging plant, especially near the coast and its aromatic leaves will always be welcome in the kitchen.

  • A favourite hedging plant in UK gardens, we grow both the green and purple varieties in a massive range of sizes. Both varieties retain their russet brown leaves in the winter

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  • Berberis plants make great hedges! All are very prickly, we grow types with colourful summer foliage as well as Berberis darwinii and Berberis x stenophylla that are evergreen

  • Birches are tough and easy to grow trees with magnificent stem colour that appears on older specimens, all have a graceful habit of growth and attractive autumn foliage.

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  • Blackthorn or Prunus spinosa is a tough and floriferous native shrub often seen in mixed wild hedgerows, masses of the Damson-like Sloes appear in Autumn.

  • Box or Buxus hedging plants are practically indispensable in any formal garden needing a low hedge, all varieties are evergeen and may be clipped into any shape.

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  • Excellent plants for native hedges, we grow Common Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica) Alder Buckthorn (Rhamnus frangula) and Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides)

  • The Californian Lilac, Ceanothus Concha is a dense and bushy small leaved evergreen grown for its beautiful deep blue flowers that emerge en masse in late spring.

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  • We have the native Wild, Bird and Cornelian cherries here as well as the showy ornamental flowering varieties, not forgetting the beautiful Tibetan Cherry with its ornamental bark.

  • Young trees of both Aesculus hippocastanum the Horse Chestnut and Castanea sativa the Sweet Chestnut, both will develop into large and magnificent trees.

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  • Bushy evergreens seen in many shrub borders, less common as a hedge but makes a lovely rounded shape with aromatic leaves and fragrant flowers in late spring.

  • Young plants of the slower growing non drop Nordmann Christmas tree Abies nordmanniana and the faster growing Norway Spruce, Picea abies.

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  • Cotoneasters are versatile and easy to grow, we have the most popular hedging types together with the ground covering varieties Coral Beauty and Dammeri

  • The Wild Crabapple is one of our native trees sought after for the crabapple jelly made from its fruits, it also makes an excellent hedging plant, particularly in mixed hedges.

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  • These drought tolerant evergreens are a good hedging choice for chalky soil and by the sea, they thrive in salt laden winds producing masses of creamy flowers in summer.

  • Great shrubs for winter interest, Dogwoods come alive in the winter months with the beauty of their coloured stems, cut them hard in spring for a new show of colour next winter.

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  • A staple plant in the landscaping around most supermarkets and retail parks but dont let that put you off, these are tough low maintenance evergreens worthy of gardens too.

  • A great native shrub for attracting wildlife with its familiar flat heads of white flowers and bunches of shiney black elderberries, easy to grow and good for chalky soil.

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  • Escallonias are a great choice for coastal gardens where they thrive in the salty winds, with a long flowering season and year round privacy they are also popular inland.

  • These are easily maintained evergreens with year round appeal, we grow the smaller gold and silver varieties and the larger japonicus types, all make great hedging plants.

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  • Few shrubs give so much early spring colour at such modest cost, Flowering Currant makes an excellent and rather alternative hedge - or a more mainstream border shrub.

  • A colourful harbinger of Spring, the bare branches of Forsythia spectabilis are clothed in a mass of golden yellow flowers early in the year, an easy and reliable plant.

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  • With its brilliant display of bright yellow flowers, Gorse is one of the most floriferous native plants and one of the most thorney, these plants thrive in dry and acidic soils.

  • These accommodating evergreens are rising stars in hedging plant circles, Griselinia has the kind of upright shape that lends itself as a hedging plant, and they look great all year.

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  • One of our most beautiful native shrubs, the maple-like foliage is a foil for the lacecap flowers that develop into translucent shiney berries, a must for any native mixed hedge.

  • A good hedge in its own right or mixed hedgerows. Hazel sticks can be used as rustic unobtrusive plant supports. Probably the only harvest you will get before the squirrels!

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  • Given time, Hollies will grow into an impenetrable hedge. We have native green hollies as well as the Golden, Silver and Blue types in many sizes, including some big ones!

  • Becoming a more common alternative to Box hedging, Japanese Holly may be trimmed to make an almost identical low hedge, and like Box it can make a larger hedge with patience.

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  • One of our best sellers, Hornbeam is easy to establish and thrives where it is too wet for Beech, it also retains its nut brown foliage in winter. Our plants are the best you will find.

  • Hydrangeas are back in vogue with their rounded and long lasting flowerheads that appear later in the summer when many other garden shrubs are past their best.

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  • The Irish Ivy, Hedera hibernica makes an excellent narrow space saving privacy screen that given the support of a wire fence or trellis to scramble through.

  • The Larch or Larix kaempferi is one of the few conifers that are deciduous, the sea green foliage that emerges looking so fresh in Spring turns rich golden yellow in Autumn.

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  • Laurel is one of our best selling evergreen hedging plants, they are easy to grow and give great privacy, they look good all year round and come in a huge range of sizes.

  • We have a great selection of these fragrant plants suitable for hedges or border planting. All Lavenders benefit from a trim after flowering to keep them neat and compact.

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  • Leylandii are great hedging plants and nothing give faster coverage, trim once a year for effective privacy and noise suppresion, twice a year for a look like the photos above.

  • We have the Small leaf lime Tilia cordata and the large leaf lime Tilia platyphyllos, both are classic plants for avenues, pollarding and pleaching but may also be used for hedging.

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  • These evergreen Loniceras have tiny leaves making them ideal for very neat hedges, nitida varieties make super hedges, pileata is often used as ground cover or much lower hedges.

  • Although it is a great deciduous hedge in its own right, the Field Maple is more commonly seen mixed into native hedgerows, beautiful golden yellow autumn foliage.

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  • Whether you grow it as a hedge or as part of a shrub border, Mock Orange will fill your garden with its delicious fragrance each summer and tolerate pretty much any soil.

  • Sorbus aucuparia, the Mountain Ash or Rowan - a tree that grows practically anywhere delighting humans and birds with its colourful berries in late summer.

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  • Young trees of the stately English and Red Oaks, the latter having fine Autumn colour. Holm Oak is an excellent and uncommon evergreen hedging or topiary plant.

  • The tiny white flowers of Osmanthus x burkwoodii are sumptuously fragrant making this small leaved evergreen a choice addition to your garden, as a shrub or a hedge.

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  • Colourful little evergeens that look good all year, the leaves rather like a multicoloured Holly, if a little less prickly and even slower growing. Makes a strong, dense low hedge.

  • The wild species of Pear, in Spring its branches are smothered in white blossom that develops into small, succulent pears. Very much at home in a mixed native hedgerow.

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  • Valuable shrubs for late summer colour when many plants are spent, an uncommon informal hedge that works well with the Echinops Veitches Blue in the photo above.

  • These are one of our most popular evergreen hedging plants, Photinia Red Robin is a bushy growing evergreen with spectacular bright red young growth.

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  • The Scots Pine, Pinus sylvestris is not really a hedging plant but it does make a welcome evergreen screening plant especially when combined with other native species.

  • A small shrub with bright purple red young growth darkening with maturity, lots of solitary bowl shaped white flowers in spring, used in shrub borders and hedging.

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  • The bare branches of the Myrobalan Plum are clothed with white flowers in spring followed by edible cherry plums in Autumn, makes a dense hedge on its own or in a mix.

  • The Lombardy Poplar, Populus nigra italica is a fast growing and very distinctive deciduous tree, great for architectural planting where space permits, or for a tall narrow screen.

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  • One of our best sellers, Privet is tolerant of shade and poor soil, trims very well making a tidy and easily maintained hedge, we stock the Green, Golden and Wild varieties.

  • Pyracantha makes a very thorney and impenetrable evergreen hedge, each spring the plants are covered in white blossom that is followed by a profusion of colourful berries.

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  • Farmers know a good hedge when they see one, Crataegus monogyna is the backbone of many rural hedges, the flowers and fruits attract many forms of wildlife.

  • A wide selection of seed grown species Roses grown for their more delicate flowers and showy hips, all make great additions to mixed or as single species hedges.

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  • These evergreen bushy and aromatic shrubs are familiar to many as a culinary herb, Rosmarinus officinalis will also make an interesting hedge in a sunny well drained site.

  • One of our most colourful hedgerow natives that does particularly well on chalky soil, in Autumn the leaves turn to rich pinkish-red, the same colour as the intriguing fruits.

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  • These are great and very undevalued little evergreens, the glossy green leaves highlight the exquisitely fragrant white flowers that fill the garden with fragrance in late winter.

  • Although rather less common than Leylandii and slightly slower growing, Thuja is a great choice for an evergreen conifer hedge as it regenerates from old wood if cut back hard.

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  • Viburnum tinus and its varieties are superb winter interest plants in bud or flower from Autumn until Spring, Bodnantense Dawn is great deciduous Winter shrub or hedge.

  • Willows are easy to grow plants particularly suited to wet sites, we stock the graceful weeping willow as well as the Osier, Golden and Scarlet willows valued for their stems.

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  • The aristocrat of hedging plants, with reasonable drainage Yew is one of the best for all hedges, screens and topiary. Annual growth of 30cm or more in good soil.

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