We sell many different types of hedging plants. If you’re not sure which type of hedge to choose or plant names simply mean nothing to you, the following guide will help you choose which hedge plants are best for your garden. Most of the hedge plants we sell are fast growing and evergreen.
Leylandii is a conifer that is the fastest growing evergreen cover plant and will quickly create a hedge. Because it grows quickly, it is generally the cheapest way to form an evergreen garden hedge, and therefore the most popular.
If pruned annually, Leylandii will create a formal dark green evergreen screen or box-shaped hedge, similar to a yew hedge. Leylandii can be kept at any height as long as it is cut once or twice a year. We have maintained a 4 foot tall Leylandii hedge for over 25 years. We cut the tops of most of our Leylandii hedges twice a year and parts once a year.
Laurel is the fastest growing evergreen hedge plant that isn’t a conifer, so if you don’t want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way to create an evergreen hedge.
Laurels will also provide the most immediate coverage as the tallest sizes (4ft, 5ft, and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant display if planted close enough. Bay leaves are rounded, shiny, glossy green leaves that look great all year round.
They can be cut into formal box-shaped hedges or they can create a less formal looking hedge. You will need to trim a laurel hedge once a year. Bay cover plants regenerate from old wood if they get too large.