Large tough evergreen leaves, with clear speckled variegation. Grows well in shade. A good plant for screening, it can reach 3 metres high.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Ilex Nellie Stevens: A good even green holly with fewer spines than the type, this smaller female selection is quick to start bearing bright red berries
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.
A popular and versatile plant, Photinia Red Robin can be used as a pleached tree, standard or half standard, mature shrub or hedging.
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 Hedging – A pretty shrub with attractive flowers and magnificent red, yellow or orange berries in autumn and winter
Pyracantha in variety: Firethorn. Tough thorny shrub, stands pruning, white flowers in early summer, bright berries later.