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Hedging

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Hedging plants are a cornerstone of any British garden. Popular with landscapers, low border hedges can be used to provide structure and shape to a garden, whilst taller hedging provides privacy, shade and shelter from the wind.

Here at Grasslands, we grow our hedging plants under the care of our team of horticulturalists. We sell a range of hedges, all with their own unique look and feel, including Laurel hedges, Leylandii hedges and Privet hedges. All of our hedging plants are available at various sizes, from low borders up to 3 ½ metres tall.

Should I plant a hedge?

Hedging is very popular in gardens across the UK. Most hedging plants are used to provide privacy. If the main reason you want hedging is for privacy, you should choose a hedge which can grow up to at least 2 metres. Hedging also has the added benefit of providing shade and shelter from wind. It also adds texture and visual intrigue to a garden, particularly if it has a unique leaf like the Photinia Red Robin.

Hedging plants are also popular with landscapers, especially low borders. Low border hedges can provide structure and shape to a garden, marking out different sections and shepherding your journey through the garden. They can also be trimmed and cut into unique shapes, like waves or balls.

Of course, hedging, like all plants, requires some maintenance and upkeep. Evergreen hedges will likely need trimming once or twice a year. This is generally during late Spring or early Autumn. Deciduous hedges are easier to keep on top of, as they drop their leaves once a year. They may, however, still require a trim every now and then.

What different types of hedges are available?

There are a huge variety of hedging plants available at Grasslands. We have evergreen hedges, deciduous hedges, flowering hedges and more! There are root ball hedges, which you plant straight in the ground, or potted hedges which you keep in separate troughs or pots. Plus, all of our hedges are available at different heights and sizes too. We’ve listed some of our most popular hedges below.

Laurel is a classic hedging choice. It has luscious green leaves which grow all year and make a lovely addition to your garden. It is relatively fast growing, so is a good choice if you want to establish a hedge quickly. It may need trimming a couple of times a year. Plant around 2 feet apart for a dense hedge and avoid waterlogged soil.

Box hedges are often used for low, formal hedging, like the hedging alongside a path or to mark out different sections of the garden. Their green, dense leaves make them easy to trim and shape. They are slow growing, so generally only need trimming back once a year. They generally grow well in any soil.

Cherry laurel is another evergreen hedge, which grows beautiful white flowers in Spring and berries in Autumn. Unlike a lot of our other flowering hedges, cherry laurels are large and fast growing, so still provides excellent privacy.

If you’d like to find out more about the different types of hedges, please read our full guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the best hedging plants for a sunny location?

Hedging plants from hot climates are the best to plant in a sunny location. For example, lavender or bamboo should flourish in full sunshine. Other hedges like the Cherry Laurel and Box Hedging can thrive in lots of different conditions, so will also do well in full sun.

How often should I water my newly planted hedge?

When you first plant a hedge, you should thoroughly water it once or twice a week. After that, you probably only need to water it during a hot spell.

How tall and wide can hedging plants grow?

Different hedging plants can grow to different heights and widths. Some low border hedging plants may only be a couple of feet tall, whilst a Leylandii hedge can grow up to 30 metres high. Check out the product description to find out more about each hedge.

When can you cut hedges?

Generally, we’d recommend trimming hedges during late Spring or early Autumn. If it is a flowering hedge, you should wait until the flowers have gone to trim it back.

Can hedging plants be planted in containers?

You can buy potted hedges, which can be kept above ground in pots. However, if you are planting under the soil, you should remove hedges from pots and containers.

When is the best time to plant hedging plants?

Generally, the best time to plant hedging plants is in early Spring or Autumn, so the roots have chance to take hold before Summer.