Slow growing evergreen shrub, eventually it gets quite large if you don’t prune it. Produces lots of shoots with small leaves, so that if you clip regularly it forms really tight surfaces, ideal for a formal effect. It will thrive in sun or shade and most soils.
Carpinus betulus: Common hornbeam. One of the best and most popular pleached trees. It also makes a very good hedge which is easy to grow and not particular about soil type. We can supply this as a tree, hedging or cloud plant.
Crataegus monogyna: Thorn, hawthorn, may, quick. Widely planted native, making a traditional hedge, thrives in most sites once established, attractive bright green young growth.
Cupressocyparis leylandii: Leyland cypress. A large tall tree, very vigorous and very fast growing. Tolerant of most sites. Makes a good large screen.
Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan: Leylandii Castewellan Gold Golden form of Leyland cypress. The young foliage is a very attractive fresh gold. Not as fast-growing as the type, so better for smaller hedges.
Evergreen shrub with silvery green leaves, not fussy about aspect or soil type. Small scented flowers later in the year. Makes an excellent broad informal hedge, it can reach 2 metres or more.
Fagus sylvatica: Common beech. A great alternative to Hornbeam. Beech love lighter, well drained soils. Superb as pleached or cloud pruned specimens. Beech also makes a fantastic hedge. We can supply this as a tree, hedging or cloud plant.
Ilex altaclarensis Golden King: Variegated holly. A large shrub or small tree, growing well on most sites. It has quite large spine-free leaves, the edges daubed with a broad gold splash. It is in fact female, bearing red berries in winter.
Ilex aquifolium: Common holly. We have various different types of Ilex, as standards and half standards – ideal for formal situations.
Ilex aquifolium Argentea Marginata: Broad leaved silver holly. A handsome female selection with white leaf margins and plenty of bright berries. Hollies are remarkably tolerant of a range of light or shady positions, polluted air or soil types.
Green privet Popular due to its tolerance of most soils and aspects. Evergreen except in the coldest sites. It makes a good fast growing hedge or screen.
The striking golden leaves have a dab of green in the centre.
Prunus laurocerasus: Common laurel, Cherry laurel. We have excellent laurels to make a high screen.
Prunus lusitanica: Portuguese laurel. One of the best hedging plants. We grow superb standard trees which will make one of the best high hedges.
Pyracantha – A pretty shrub with attractive flowers and magnificent red, yellow or orange berries in autumn and winter
Common yew, English yew. A medium-sized native tree, tolerant of any well drained soil, where it can live to great age. Dark green leaves, cinnamon bark, small bright red fruits. The tree also thrives when clipped, making a wonderful hedge.
Attractive rich green glossy foliage. This conifer makes a first rate hedging plant, with aromatic foliage. It grows well in shade and tolerates chalky soils. It is quite vigorous, and a favourite with connoisseurs.
Viburnum tinus: A large, evergreen shrub to 3m with dark green, oval leaves. Clusters of small, creamy-white flowers, often pink-tinged in bud, are produced over a long period in late winter and spring, followed by blue-black berries