Plant new hedges from this month, as the plants are dormant and will hardly know they’ve been moved. When they wake up in spring they’ll race away to grow into a sturdy, elegant backdrop providing invaluable shelter for your garden.
At The Big Plant Nursery, you’ll find a wide range of hedging plants available in all sizes. Smaller plants are an economical solution for long runs of hedging, while larger specimens are the best bet for instant results.
Here’s our pick of the best hedging plants for planting now:
- Leylandii (x Cuprocyparis leylandii): still the most popular hedging plant of all, it comes in green or slower-growing golden varieties and establishes quickly.
- Yew (Taxus baccata): the traditional choice for its elegant, dense dark green leaves. Slow-growing and easily-clipped into satisfyingly neat shapes, it’s the no.1 choice for topiary.
- Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’: an excellent alternative evergreen to conifer hedging, Photinias are fast growing, reliable and easily maintained, exhibiting beautiful bright red new shoots throughout the year.
- Beech (Fagus sylvatica): a lovely native deciduous hedge which holds on to its coppery leaves in autumn so you still get plenty of privacy even through winter.