Prunus 'Etna' Compact Laurel hedging is a dense shrub perfect for garden boundaries. 'Etna' is much like the Common Laurel but with a more compact growing height of 8ft-10ft. The large fleshy leaves means that laurel has good sound absorbing qualities. It has rich deep green leaves which make a wonderful backdrop to borders and flower beds. During spring white candel shape flowers are followed by cherry shaped black fruit.
Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' (Japanese Maple) - One of the best Japanese maples for autumn colour, Acer palmatum 'Osakazuki' is an elegant plant with leaves which turn glorious shades of bright scarlet in the autumn. The leaves are dark green from spring to early autumn. A superb large garden shrub or small tree for leaf colour in October.
A fast evergreen hedging plant with glossy dark green leaves that can form a dense hedge of up to 3 metres high. Escallonia is particularly suited to the coastal garden. It is suitable to all soils but does prefer full sun. It responds very well to clipping and flowers continuously from early summer to mid-autumn. Escallonia is one of the few hedges which will produce a respectable show of blossoms even if regularly clipped.
Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam). Unequally toothed edge mid green leaves. A popular hedge can be seen trained and pleached. Tolerant of clay soils and polluted areas. Very useful tree even for a small garden.
Common Laurel hedging is the most common hedging used in the UK. Its easy to see why. This lush dense shrub is perfect for garden boundaries or single shrub planting. The large fleshy leaves means that laurel has good sound absorbing qualities, making your garden paradise that little more private. Candles of white flowers cover the dence branches during spring, later in the year black cherry like fruit appear. All of our Pot Grown Laurel is produced in the UK by Hedging Plants Direct.
Prunus laur. Caucasica Upright Laurel hedging is a dense shrub perfect for garden boundaries. 'Caucasica' is much like the Common Laurel but with at normal growing height of 15ft - 20ft. The large fleshy leaves means that laurel has good sound absorbing qualities.
Hebe Garden Beauty Blue ('Cliv') - A relatively new densely branching form, that provides year-round interest with its glossy green leaves, and early summer colour when the profusion of purple-blue flowers appear. It is quite a compact grower, so makes a good plant for a patio pot - or even a large windowbox. It also looks good when planted closely to form a low-growing hedge. It is said to be quite resistant to pests and diseases and is also hailed as hardier than many of the other hebes.