Phillyrea Hedging

Phillyrea angustifolia (Jasmine Box, Mock Privet)

A very useful hedging shrub that many gardeners may not have seen before, Garden Historians have found many references to this bushy evergreen plant leading them to believe it was widely planted in formal gardens many years ago in the same way as Yew and Box. This is a very good hedging plant that deserves to be better known, they are great for hedges and topiary work and being in no way related to Box Hedging it would be an excellent replacement if you are troubled with Box Blight.

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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Phillyrea Angustifolia Potted Hedging 16/24in 40/60cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-5
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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Phillyrea angustifolia

A fabulous small leaved evergreen hedging plant often mistaken for a variety of olive or Bay, that really does deserve better recognition. Six centimetere long narrow evergreen leaves, pale green when young then darkening to a very deep lustrous green (in the photo opposite which is from the 2014 Telegraph Chelsea Flower Show garden, Phillyrea angustifolia are the two gorgeous dark green topiary domes at the front and back of the picture). The small leaves seem to catch and reflect the light and they clip beautifully, keep them as a hedge of 50-250cm in height, or as you can see – very nice topiary speciems and as they have the ability to grow taller if desired  making excellent cloud topiary subjects too. This is also a nice shrub to grow on its own, anywhere that could use a little screening or evergreen height that looks neat and tidy all year.

Older shrubs that arent tightly clipped will carry many fragrant creamy yellow flowers along the branches in small clusters during May and June.

Phillyrea angustifolia is hardy (-15C for sure) and not a difficult plant to grow, any reasonable garden soil is good as long as its not boggy in winter, and they do prefer full sun. Hedges and topiary are best trimmed during the summer months and the young shrubs have the advantage of developing satifyingly quickly at 20-40cm per year (Faster than Box, on a par/slightly faster than with Yew!). This is an excellent seaside plant too, seemingly immune to the salty winds.

New Phillyrea angustifolia hedges should be planted using 3-5 plants per metre, with the higher number reserved for the lower hedges at 50cm to ensure there are no low level gaps.

Phillyrea angustifolia

A fabulous small leaved evergreen hedging plant often mistaken for a variety of olive or Bay, that really does deserve better recognition. Six centimetere long narrow evergreen leaves, pale green when young then darkening to a very deep lustrous green (in the photo opposite which is from the 2014 Telegraph Chelsea Flower Show garden, Phillyrea angustifolia are the two gorgeous dark green topiary domes at the front and back of the picture). The small leaves seem to catch and reflect the light and they clip beautifully, keep them as a hedge of 50-250cm in height, or as you can see – very nice topiary speciems and as they have the ability to grow taller if desired  making excellent cloud topiary subjects too. This is also a nice shrub to grow on its own, anywhere that could use a little screening or evergreen height that looks neat and tidy all year.

Older shrubs that arent tightly clipped will carry many fragrant creamy yellow flowers along the branches in small clusters during May and June.

Phillyrea angustifolia is hardy (-15C for sure) and not a difficult plant to grow, any reasonable garden soil is good as long as its not boggy in winter, and they do prefer full sun. Hedges and topiary are best trimmed during the summer months and the young shrubs have the advantage of developing satifyingly quickly at 20-40cm per year (Faster than Box, on a par/slightly faster than with Yew!). This is an excellent seaside plant too, seemingly immune to the salty winds.

New Phillyrea angustifolia hedges should be planted using 3-5 plants per metre, with the higher number reserved for the lower hedges at 50cm to ensure there are no low level gaps.

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