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

    Buxus sempervirens

    buxus

    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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  • Hawthorn

    Crataegus monogyna

    Hawthorn

    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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  • Leylandii

    Cupressocyparis leylandii

    Leylandii

    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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  • 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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