hedging plants


10 reasons to choose Pyracantha

Pyracantha hedging, also known as ‘Firethorn’ – The Greek name for ‘pyr’ being fire and ‘akanthos’ meaning thorn, is a genus of thorny evergreen shrubs in the family Rosaceae and is one of our most popular hedges with berries. I’m sure you can guess that with a name like that, it’s an exciting addition to any garden design as it’s can bring a garden to life with its fiery colours. Want to find out more? Here’s our ten reasons to choose Pyracantha: Its spiky nature makes it the perfect intruder barrier as its branches... Read More

Purple Barberry 23/09/2015

Slow and steady wins the race – Top 5 slow growing hedge plants

Slow growing shrubs are the perfect option if you’re looking to create a garden that’s easy to maintain or if you’re searching for a short hedge to add definition and interest to your borders. We’ve picked our top 5 slow growing hedge plants so you can find the right hedge to meet your gardening needs. Box (Buxus sempervirens) Box hedging is a top choice when it comes to hedging due to its glossy, evergreen foliage, dense habit, and in our opinion – slow growth rate. Both Buxus sempervirens and Buxus... Read More

Hawthorn hedging 15/09/2015

Hawthorn and Blackthorn – The ultimate hedging for wildlife?

Whether you want to attract hedgehogs, honey bees, birds or butterflies to your garden, Hawthorn hedging and Blackthorn hedging are two species that offer endless wildlife value in the form of food, habitats and nesting sites. Both of these wildlife friendly hedge plants create a natural aesthetic and are very low maintenance; an annual prune is all it takes to keep them looking good. If you do want to create a more formal shaped hedge, you can use alternate pruning to give a neat finish whilst maintaining the wildlife benefits;... Read More

Photinia hedging 10/09/2015

10 reasons to choose Photinia Red Robin hedging

This bright, bold hedging plant is one of our favourites. Offering year-round cover and fantastic, vibrant foliage, Photinia hedges are a great way to add a burst of colour to any size garden. And, it’s not just the brilliant foliage that makes this hedging species so highly appreciated, read on to find out more… Our top 10 reasons to plant a Photinia hedge – An evergreen species, Photinia not only provides a dense screen in every season, but the vibrant red foliage that decorates the hedge followed by lush, dark-green leaves,... Read More


#HedgesForHogs Wildlife Photo Competition

We had a fantastic response to our August competition in which we asked all amateur gardeners to share with us photos of the wildlife in their garden. We wanted to showcase all the wonderful entries we had – from foxes to frogs and hedgehogs to honey bees, it’s clear to see how important our gardens are for wildlife! 1st Prize 2nd Prize 3rd Prize Keep your wildlife photos coming! You can either post them on our Facebook page or tweet @best4hedging.

pot grown Rosemary 23/06/2015

Plants for growing in containers

It’s easy to get carried away when planning a garden, imagining the huge variety of plants you’ll use to fill every corner of your site, but not every gardener is blessed with endless beds and borders to fill, so we’ve found the best shrubs for pots that you can use to decorate patios, balconies and decking, whether you’ve got a small garden with limited space or just want to add some new feature plants to a dull area. Before choosing which plants to grow in containers, you first need to... Read More


Can you send me a photograph of the stock before I place my order?

Here at Best4hedging, we have an extensive photography catalogue which we aim to keep as up to date as possible. To preview an example of the stock you’ll be receiving, click on the thumbnail image in the table which corresponds to the plant size you wish to order. We do stress that each and every batch of plants differ depending on season, therefore our images are to be used as a guide. If the image you require is unavailable, or you need further help, please email us at [email protected] or call... Read More


Why are some plants only available during winter?

At Best4hedging we have a great variety of hedging plants in a choice of sizes and root types. Pot grown and cell grown hedge plants are available year round, whereas bare root and root ball hedge plants are only available from November to April depending on the weather. The bare root season can be extended until mid/late May for some hedging species through the use of cold storage. Bare root and root ball plants are grown in a field and can only be lifted when they are dormant, as this process... Read More

Evergreen hedge plants 21/02/2015

Evergreen hedging

Evergreen hedges are perfect for providing year-round colour, privacy and screening in any garden. The foliage of evergreen hedging plants is not always just green; often it can be variegated , flushed with different hues of green or coloured by other attractive shades such as greys, coppers and even reds. 1. Spotted Laurel (Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia)  The large bright-green leaves of Aucuba Japonica Crotonifolia are variegated, splattered with golden yellow, making it a great feature hedge to illuminate a dark corner of your garden. 2. Photinia Red Robin (Photinia x Fraseri) Photinia Red Robin hedges display... Read More


How can I be confident in the quality of your hedging plants?

The quality of our hedging plants is central to our company values and one of the many reasons why we have so many loyal customers. You can take complete confidence in the knowledge that all of our nursery staff are highly qualified to ensure your hedging plants receive the best care whilst on site. Following this, rigorous quality checks are carried out on every order prior to despatch, making sure that your plants arrive in the healthiest condition. If, for any reason, you are unhappy with your hedging plants, please... Read More