Hedging

We specialise in instant hedging in lots of varieties, from dense formal varieties that can be clipped closely, to fast growing informal varieties that are great for screening. Most of the following hedging plants are available all year round, but sometimes the biggest plants are only available in the winter months (Nov-March) from our fields.

To buy hedging, or to check availability and sizes, please call 01777 702422 or email Chris and the team at enquiries@greenmiletrees.co.uk

  • Aucuba japonica

    Large tough evergreen leaves, with clear speckled variegation. Grows well in shade. A good plant for screening, it can reach 3 metres high.

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  • Buxus sempervirens

    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.

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  • Carpinus betulus

    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.

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  • Crataegus monogyna

    Crataegus monogyna

    Crataegus monogyna

    Crataegus monogyna: Thorn, hawthorn, may, quick. Widely planted native, making a traditional hedge, thrives in most sites once established, attractive bright green young growth.

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  • Cupressocyparis leylandii: Leyland cypress

    Cupressocyparis leylandii

    Cupressocyparis leylandii: Leyland cypress

    Cupressocyparis leylandii: Leyland cypress. A large tall tree, very vigorous and very fast growing. Tolerant of most sites. Makes a good large screen.

     

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  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Leylandii Castewellan Gold

    Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan

    Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Leylandii Castewellan Gold

    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.

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  • Eleagnus ebbingei

    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.

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  • Eleagnus limelight

    Eleagnus limelight

    Eleagnus limelight

    The leaves have a bold splash of gold in the centre, but the plant is as tough and drought resistant as the plain green. Suitable for hedging or screening.

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  • Fagus sylvatica

    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.

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  • Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    Ilex altaclarensis Golden King

    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.

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  • Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium

    Ilex aquifolium: Common holly. We have various different types of Ilex, as standards and half standards – ideal for formal situations.

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  • lex aquifolium Alaska

    Ilex aquifolium Alaska

    lex aquifolium Alaska

    Ilex aquifolium Alaska: A good even green holly with fewer spines than the type, this smaller female selection is quick to start bearing bright red berries

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  • Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen

    Ilex aquifolium Silver Queen: A large shrub or small to medium tree. Happy on most sites. The spiny leaves have a prominent cream margin. Makes an eye-catching, dense screen when clipped. A male form.

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  • Ligustrum ovalifolium - Green privet

    Ligustrum ovalifolium

    Ligustrum ovalifolium - Green privet

    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.

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  • Ligustrum ovalifolium aureum - Golden Privet

    Ligustrum ovalifolium Aureum

    Ligustrum ovalifolium aureum - Golden Privet

    The striking golden leaves have a dab of green in the centre.

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  • Photinia Red Robin

    Photinia red robin

    Photinia Red Robin

    A popular and versatile plant, Photinia Red Robin can be used as a pleached tree, standard or half standard, mature shrub or hedging.

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  • Prunus cistena

    Prunus cistena

    Prunus cistena

    An attractive deciduous shrub, with reddish purple leaves. When trimmed to shape it makes a good hedge up to 2 metres high. Tolerant of nearly all soils and aspects.

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  • Prunus laurocerasus

    Prunus laurocerasus: Common laurel, Cherry laurel. We have excellent laurels to make a high screen.

     

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  • Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel

    Prunus lusitanica

    Prunus lusitanica Portuguese Laurel

    Prunus lusitanica: Portuguese laurel. One of the best hedging plants. We grow superb standard trees which will make one of the best high hedges.

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  • Pyracantha in variety

    Pyracantha in variety: Firethorn. Tough thorny shrub, stands pruning, white flowers in early summer, bright berries later.

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  • Taxus baccata

    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.

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  • Thuja orientalis Pyramidalis Aurea

    Thuja orientalis Pyramidalis Aurea

    Thuja orientalis Pyramidalis Aurea

    Thuja Orientalis Pyramidalis Aurea Golden Thuja. Striking golden new growth. Small compact conifer.

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  • Thuja Plicata - Western red cedar

    Thuja plicata

    Thuja Plicata - Western red cedar

    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.

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  • Viburnum tinus Eve Price

    Viburnum tinus Eve Price

    Viburnum tinus Eve Price

    Viburnum tinus Eve Price: Strong growing evergreen shrub. If left unpruned or untrimmed it has attractive white flowers very early, followed by dark blue berries.

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