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					POTTED HEDGING                     All plants are in 3lt pots, and 75cm – 115cm tall.

Berberis thunbergii Atropurpurea – Superb rich bronzy-red foliage turning vivid red
in autumn. Trim in winter. Height is 1.5 to 2m in ten years. Plant 60cm apart.
Berberis stenophylla – Evergreen suitable for a more informal hedge. Arching
sprays of yellow berries in early summer followed by berries, if left untrimmed. Height
is 2-3m in ten years. For best results allow at least 1m for spread. Plant 60cm apart.
Cotoneaster lacteus – Evergreen with olive-green leaves. Milky-white flowers in
June are followed by long-lasting red berries. Prune off long shoots in summer.
Suitable for creating an impenetrable hedge. Height is 2.5 to 3m in ten years. Plant
90cm apart.
Cotoneaster simonsii – An erect semi-evergreen with colourful leaves and berries.
Trim in winter. Height is 1.5 to 1.8m in ten years. Plant 45cm apart.
Cupressocyparis Castlewellan (Golden Leyland) - A coniferous plant, which can
be used to form a dense evergreen hedge. Ideal where a short, brightly coloured
hedge is required. Trim regularly in first few years to ensure thick, healthy growth.
Height can reach 4m+ in ten years. Plant 60cm apart.
*Cupressocyparis leyandii (Leyland) – A coniferous plant, which can be used to
form a dense evergreen hedge. Grey-green foliage. Fast growing, reaching around
4m in ten years. Trim regularly in first few years to ensure thick, healthy growth. Plant
80cm apart.
Griselinia littoralis – Evergreen with fresh green leaves. Suitable for coastal
hedging or sheltered sites. Trim in early summer. Height is 1.5 to 2m in ten years.
Plant 60cm apart.
Ilex aquifolium (Common Holly) – Suitable for informal evergreen hedging. Trim in
late summer. Height is 1.5m in ten years. Plant 45m apart.
Olearia macrodonata (New Zealand Holly) – Strong growing evergreen. Large,
leathery, sage-green leaves which are silvery underneath. Fragrant white flowers in
summer. Good for coastal areas. Height is 2m in ten years. Plant 60cm apart.
Pittosporum tenufolium – Evergreen with attractive foliage. Prune as required.
Suitable for a more informal hedge. Height is 1.5 to 2.5m in ten years. Plant 45cm
apart.
Prunus cistena (Crimson Dwarf) – Ideal for low hedging. Single pink flowers.
Young leaves are bright red, turning deep crimson with maturity. Restrict annual
growth to 15cm by trimming after flowering. Height is 1.2 to 1.5m in ten years. Plant
60cm apart.
*Prunus laurocerasus (Common Laurel) - A vigorous evergreen with large leathery
leaves. Small white flowers in April, followed by black fruits. Shade tolerant. Height is
2m+ in ten years. Plant 90cm apart.
Prunus lusitanica (Portugal Laurel) – Dark, glossy, bay-like leaves all year round.
White, scented flowers in June followed by purple grape-like berries. Height is 1.8m
in ten years. Plant 50m apart.
Pyracantha Mohave (Firethorn) – Evergreen with large orange-red berries in late
autumn into winter. Resistant to scab and fireblight. Height is 2m in ten years. Plant
60cm apart. Other berry colours can also be used.
*Taxus baccata (Yew) – The finest evergreen for hedging. Not as slow-growing as
many believe. Plant in well-drained soil. Trim in late summer, tapering towards the
top. Berries are poisonous. Height is 1.8m in ten years. Plant 50cm apart.


*Larger plants are available of Leyland, Laurel and Yew.
BARE ROOT HEDGING                     All plants are 75cm - 1m tall

Acer campestre (Field Maple) – Foliage and wood are red in spring, with leaves
turning orange-red in autumn. Trim in winter or summer. Height is 1.8 to 3m in ten
years. Plant 45cm apart.
Buxus sempervirens (Box) – Slow growing evergreen, suitable for low informal
hedges. Luxuriant green leaves. Trim in spring or later summer. Grows in any soil,
including chalk, and shade tolerant. Plant 45cm apart.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) – Similar in appearance to Beech, and suitable for
heavy soils and exposed sites. Trim in winter or late summer. Height is 1.5 to 2.5m in
ten years. Plant 45cm apart.
Corylus avellana (Hazel) – Native variety well-loved for its golden autumn foliage
and yellow catkins in winter. Height is 3m in ten years. Plant 45cm apart.
Cratageus monogyna (Quickthorn/Hawthorn) – Excellent on its own or in a mixed
native hedge. Height is 1.5 to 2.5m in ten years. Plant 30cm apart.
Fagus sylvatica (Green Beech) – Very popular for formal hedges. Brown leaves
persist through winter. Avoid heavy soils. Height is 1.5 to 2.5m in ten years. Plant
45cm apart
Fagus sylvatica Purpurea (Copper Beech) - Very popular for formal hedges.
Attractive foliage. Avoid heavy soils. Height is 1.5 to 2.5m in ten years. Plant 45cm
apart
Ligustrum ovalifolium (Oval Leaf Privet) - Semi-evergreen. Height is 1.2 to 1.8m in
ten years. Plant 30cm apart.
Ligustrum ovalifolium Aureum (Golden Privet) – Semi-evergreen plant which
makes a bright hedge. Height is 1.2 to 1.8m in ten years. Plant 45cm apart.
Lonicera nitida (Honeysuckle) – Evergreen similar in appearance to box. For
formal hedges trim twice a year, in April and August. Height is 1.2 to 1.8m in ten
years. Plant 30cm apart.
Prunus laurocerasus (Common Laurel) – A vigorous evergreen with large leathery
leaves. Small white flowers in April, followed by black fruits. Shade tolerant. Height is
2m+ in ten years. Plant 90cm apart.
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe) – A native plant with a dense habit of dark spiny
branches. Fruits can be used for flavouring gin etc. Height is 2m+ in ten years. Plant
45cm apart.

Native hedging
Mixed selections of native plants should be planted about 45cm apart. Prepare the
ground in advance and remove all weeds. Protection is recommended if the site is
exposed to rabbits.

Blackthorn     (Prunus spinosa)
Hawthorn       (Crataegus monogyna)
Dog Rose       (Rosa canina)
Field Maple    (Acer campestre)
Guelder Rose   (Viburnum opulus)
Hazel          (Corylus avellana)
Spindle        (Euonymus europaeus)
Hornbeam       (Carpinus betulus)


NOTE: Planting distances are a guide only, and can be altered according to budget.
Plants can be put closer for a quicker impact.

				
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