Potted hedging grows on the nursery all year round in plastic container pots, these range in capacity from 1 litre - 240 litre.
The benefits of planting a hedge using potted plants
THE FOLLOWING PLANTS ARE AVAILABLE IN SIZE RANGES LISTED
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A great hedging plant with oval light green leaves that change to a rich copper in autumn. Retains the coppery leaves throughout winter and only loses them in spring when the new foliage appears. Will grow in any well-drained soil , in full sun or partial shade.
From 5 litre pots 90-125 cms to 25 litre 2-2.5 metres
Fagus sylvatica purpurea
A great hedging plant with oval purple leaves that change to a a rich copper in autumn. Retains most of the coppery leaves throughout winter and only loses them in spring when the new foliage appears. Will grow in almost any well-drained soil, in full sun or partial shade.
From 3 litre pots 60-90 cms to 25 litre pots 1.75-2metres
Buxus sempervirens forms a dense, evergreen screen of small, rounded, dark green leaves,shiny leaves. Great as a formal hedge,also as a low intricate partere type classic hedge.Best grown in well-drained soil ,and prefers a partially shady site.Buxus sempervirens is evergreen and will tolerate deep shade.
From 1 litre pots 15-25 cms to 20 litre pots 1metre tall
Abundence of fragrant white flowers in May, followed by round glossy, red fruit, and dark green leaves. Has spiny thorns which serve as a deterrent against intruders and make it a good hedge for enclosing livestock. Will grow in any soil in sun or partial shade, and will tolerate coastal exposure.
From 2 litre pots 90-120cms to 25 litre pots 3-3.5 metres tall
English Holly can be grown as a shrub, hedge or tree. Dense foliage is shiny, dark green and prickly,so is a good deterrent to intruders.Will grow in full sun to full shade and will tolerate most soil types (but prefers well-drained and high organic content). . Ilex aquifolium is evergreen and will tolerate coastal exposure.Will produce red berries when planted in numbers.
From 1 litre pots 40-60cms to 50 litre pots 2 metres + tall
Often mistaken for beech it is very similarwith oval shaped leaves, retain its copper coloured leaves through winter months so it gives a good screening all year round. Can be grown in almost any soil,including heavy clay soils, in full sun or partial shade.
From 2litre pots 90-120 cms. To 25 litre pots 2-2.5 metres tall
The most commonly planted evergreen hedging with big glossy leaves. They are easy to grow and will grow about 1-2ft of new growth each season.Creates an excellent evergreen hedge of any height. Grows well in any free-draining fertile soil, in sun or shade, is evergreen and tolerant of deep shade.
From 1 litre pots 30-40 cms.To 50 litre pots 2.25-2.75 metres tall
Large evergreen shrub with reddish shoots and glossy, dark narrow green leaves. Likes well drained soil and thrives in most positions,full sun or shade.
From 1 litre pots 30-40 cms to 25 litre pots 1.5-1.75 metres tall
An evergreen tree with green or gold spray like foliage. Prefers a well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Leylandii is evergreen and tolerant to coastal exposure.Grows in most soil types, at a rate of 2-3ft per season.
From 1 litre pots 30-50 cms to 240 litres 5.5-6 metres tall
Photinia x fraseri Red Robin
A great choice for an evergreen hedge, has glossy, dark green leaves that are brilliant red when young. Has clusters of small white flowers in spring. Grow in full sun and well drained soil. Red Robin is evergreen.
From 1 litre pots 20-30 cms to 140 litre pots 2.5-3 metres tall
Has small mid-green or gold oval shaped leaves.Will grow in any well-drained soil including acidic and chalky in full sun or partial shade.Ligustrum is semi evergreen and will tolerate deep shade and makes a fantastic dense hedge.
From 1 litre pots 40-50 cms to 25 litre pots 2-2.5 metres tall
Makes a dense and attractive evergreen hedge.Has vicious spikes which make it perfect for stopping intruders getting in to property. . In winter the whole plant becomes covered in bunches of bright coloured berries that provide food for the birds. Planted close together they make a completely impenetrable barrier.
From 1 litre pots 40-60 cms to 25 litre pots 2-2.5 metres tall
An evergreen tree with dark green leaves. The best alternative to leylandii hedging as it is slower growing thus needs less cutting but will still provide a dense screen. Prefers a moist , well-drained soil in full sun.Thuja is evergreen,and will grow 1-2 ft per year can be trimmed tight,and will regenerate if cut back hard.
From 1 litre pots 30-50 cms to 50 litre pots 2.5-2.75 metres tall
Slow growing, dark evergreen. Tolerates dry shade, chalky and acid soils. Prefers to be planted in shade,can be trimmed very tight making it perfect as a classic formal hedge,regenerates if cut back hard.
From 3 litre pots 60-80 cms to15 litre pots 80-100 cms tall