Hedging

National Garden Supplies are specialist grower of a wide range of hedging plants available. We've selected the plants on this website as our favourites, but we grow a wide range of other species and are confident we can supply any plant, in any size, and any quantity!
We take enormous pride in the superb quality of our plants, grown by qualified and experienced nurserymen in our team. Free delivery on over 1000 plants - with free cane and spiral holder. Including between 4-6 types with prices from 975

Buxus Sempervirens

Buxus Sempervirens


The small glossy leaves of Buxus make it ideal for shaping into topiary. It will grow in a wide range of soil conditions, except badly drained and in sun or shade. although it prefers to be exposed to the sun for at least part of the day.

>Box is happy growing in pots, providing it is watered regularly and fed during the growing season. Pots must be checked for water at least 3 times a week during dry periods. Feed with a tomato feed once every two weeks during the growing season.
Check for red spider mite if the leaves turn yellow and spray with an insecticide immediately.
Height 26-30cm Width 15-20cm (5 plants to a metre)
Height 51-60cm Width 30-35cm (3 plants to a metre)
Taxus Baccata

Taxus Baccata


The classic British conifer hedge, Taxus Baccata is a dense, dark evergreen with bright green spring growth and autumnal red fruits which are much sought after by birds but harmful to humans, pets and livestock. It is quite slow growing (15/30cm) pa so once it reaches its desired height, its easy to maintain. Taxus Baccata needs plenty of water in the first couple of seasons (ideally a leaky pipe system) but should not sit in waterlogged soil. Apart from its requirement for water, its very easy to grow, shade tolerant, very hardy, and likes all soils particularly alkaline.


The dense, dark green foliage makes it an ideal subject for topiary and hedging.
Height 100cm Width 30-35cm (2 plants to a metre)

 

Hornbeam

Hornbeam


Hornbeam is very similar to Beech (Fagus Sylvatica) in appearance but its leaves have deeper veins. It tolerates poor soils and exposed sites better than Beech. It is a hardy, native, semi evergreen (holds its brown leaves through winter), with green catkins in late spring through to autumn, turning to fruit suitable for wildlife.
It is easy to keep Hornbeam to a neat formal shape, or it is often a component in an informal mixed native hedge. Clip once a year in late summer (this is important to help the plant retain its winter colour).

Hornbeam likes sun but is shade tolerant and particularly suitable for wet soils. Not suitable for coastal positions.
Height 100cm Width 20-25cm (minimum order 100)