Instant hedging doesn’t always have to be tall. Our wide range of plants start at 80cm, a height which is ideal for adding mature structure without being a visual barrier. However, if privacy and security are an issue, we can supply and install hedges up to 250cm (8ft+) in height.
The plants we select for instant hedging are field-grown from single plants. These are planted in long rows on the nursery, and each plant is hand-clipped to create a finished hedge shape. The growers use a metal frame around each plant when cutting to give a consistent size and shape for every plant. The most popular species for instant hedges are:
Taxus baccata (Yew) – the classic British evergreen hedge, fantastic for shaping and maintaining as a formal hedge.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) – A fantastic deciduous hedge, which will change with the seasons and allow more light into the garden in the winter months.
Fagus sylvatica (Beech) – Another British classic, this deciduous hedge will also offer a degree of privacy in the winter as the brown leaves stay on almost until the following spring.
Some of the other species we offer as instant hedge plants are:
Fagus sylvatica ‘Atropurpurea’ (Copper Beech)
Ilex spp. (Holly)
Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’ (Portuguese Laurel)
Taxus baccata (Yew)
Thuja occidentalis spp. (White Cedar)
Thuja plicata spp. (Western Red Cedar)
Once transplanted into a client’s garden, our instant hedging elements or instant hedge plants will give the appearance of having stood there for many years and been lovingly clipped into a smart formal hedge. Please send us an enquiry or visit our instant hedging plants gallery for inspiration.