Pot grown hedge plants are convenient and easy, they can be planted at any time of year and there is no root disturbance so they generally establish and grow away quickly.
Planting density is a matter of personal choice and your budget, as a general rule for smaller plants in pot sizes up to 15cm we recommend 3-5 plants per metre, for pot sizes up to 5 litres 2-4 plants per metre is recommended, larger plants in 10 litre pots or above will only need 2-3 per metre while the largest in 40 and 75 litre pots will usually only need 1-1.5 plants per metre.
We grow a vast range of pot grown Hedging Plants in all shapes and sizes at Hopes Grove Nurseries, we have over a million plants in stock and offer substantial quantity discounts on the website. If you need more than £1000 worth of plants, why not email us today with the sizes and numbers of plants you are interested in and we will get back to you with a special quote - or simply call us on 01580 765600.
We hope you find the information on our website useful but please call on 01580 765600 or email us if you need any help choosing the right plants or working out of numbers or indeed any other hedging advice - our office is manned by ladies who have all had first hand production experience working outside with the plants here on the nursery with the plants so are well qualified to advise you.
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.
Aspen is a member of the Poplar family, the toothed leaves quiver and rustle in the slightest summer breeze and turn to rich hues of buttery yellow in Autumn.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cotoneasters are versatile and easy to grow, we have the most popular hedging types together with the ground covering varieties Coral Beauty and Dammeri
A versatile little hedging shrub, its aromatic silvery foliage contrasts well with many other plants and the profusion of button shaped yellow flowers in summer adds to its appeal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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