Lavender Hidcote hedge (Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote') description
A Lavender Hidcote hedge has a more compact form than the English Lavender variety and showcases a darker purple flower. The grey-green foliage provides attractive, year-round cover and is striking when punctuated with the spikes of vibrant flower heads. A wonderfully fragrant plant, Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' provides sensory interest and is ideal for planting near benches or along pathways.
Most popular uses for Lavender hedging
A low growing plant, Hidcote Lavender is perfect for bordering paths or for planting along a wall. The showy, evergreen foliage is great for providing a cottage garden style or Mediterranean feel and the flowers, popular with bees and butterflies, provide additional wildlife interest. Lavender hedging can be used in both formal settings or to create a more relaxed effect.
Combine Hidcote Lavender with
This aromatic shrub looks best when planted alone athough you can combine Lavender aungustifolia Hidcote with other Lavender varieties for a stunning mixture of dark and light spikes.
Growth rate of a Lavender Hidcote Hedge
This variety of Lavender hedging has a slow growth rate, achieving about 20cm a year. Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is best suited for maintaining at a height of 50cm or less.
Care advice for Lavender Hidcote hedging
Hidcote Lavender is low maintenance and requires little attention. However, the key thing to remember is not to overwater your Lavender Hidcote Hedge, as they are best-suited to dry soil. At best4hedging, we recommended pruning Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' in late August, once the flowers have started to fade. It is also advised to prune approximately one-third of the Lavender Hidcote plants, not just the buds, as this will encourage maximum flowering and new foliage will develop before the winter frosts, giving an attractive fluffy appearance to your Lavender Hidcote hedge. Please view our Hedging Care Advice page for more information.
For information on planting density specific to Lavender Hidcote plants, please see the product table. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type. You can find more information regarding hedge planting density here.
Lavender hedging is available to buy year-round as pot grown and cell grown Plants.
The vast majority of our Lavandula angustifolia 'Hidcote' is UK grown by on-hand experts who have extensive knowledge of nursery growing. On the odd occasion that we source Lavender Hidcote hedge plants from outside of the UK, we endeavour to make sure our overseas suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we make every attempt to ensure that your Hidcote Lavender arrives in the freshest condition and is of the highest standard, whilst safeguarding our great prices. Rest assured, you can buy Lavender Hidcote hedge plants online with total confidence in the service and products you will receive.