The Growers Choice: Hedging varieties for full sun

The Growers Choice: Hedging varieties for full sun

Is your next garden project a bit of a suntrap? do you require hedging varieties for a full sun position? we have you covered with our favourite hedging varieties for full sun below from Photinia to Prunus and even Lavender for your smaller hedging requirements.

 

Cornus Elegantissima 

Grey-green leaves with creamy-white flowers in early summer and red stems that can be seen during the winter periods, plant in a sunny position for best results.

? Flowers: May - June

? Position: Full sun to partial shade

? Height: Up to 2 metres

? Soil: well-drained soil

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as bareroot from November - March

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Grisellina littoralis 

A great hedging plant for a seaside retreat with large glossy, apple green ovate leaves. Grow in moist well-drained soil in a sheltered sunny spot for best results.

? Position: Full sun

? Height: Up to 12 metres

? Soil: well-drained soil

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball and bare-root plants from November - March

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Lavender Hidcote – why not choose a lavender plant for a scented small hedge in a sunny position? perfect for the edge of a path or small hedge at the front of a garden. This plant will also attract pollinators to your garden. Head to our pollinator-friendly plants guide for more bee loving plant varieties.

?Flowers: July - September

? Position: Full sun

? Height: Up to 0.6 metres

? Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

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Photinia 'Red Robin'- A versatile evergreen shrub that can be used for hedging, trained against a wall and even used as a ½ std tree once trained. It is happy in most fertile soils, in either a sunny or shaded position. If you wish to encourage its strong red growth and more flowers, it will be better planted in a full sun position. White flowers appear by April and into May once the plant is better established. We have found Photinia ‘Red ‘Robin’ to become ‘leggy’ over time if it is not properly maintained and left to run away with themselves, they can grow up to 4m tall and up to 4 m wide.

?Flowers: April - May

? Position: Full sun - partial shade

? Height: Up to 4 metres

? Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball from November - March

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Pyracantha varieties

Known for their colourful berries available in yellow, reds and oranges which will last from Autumn through to Spring if left untouched by birds. Great against a back wall these Pyracantha will stop intruders. Available potted throughout the year.

? Position: Full sun - partial shade

? Height: Up to 3 metres

? Soil: well-drained, fertile soil

Available in 2LD, 3LD, 5L, 10L and 20L + pot sizes 

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Prunus Rotundifolia 

A vigorous, dense evergreen shrub suitable for almost all locations. Large, glossy green leaves make this a go-to plant above other Prunus varieties.  Its density makes it ideal for screening for privacy, and it is a great barrier to noise and wind. Commonly known as laurel, this hedging variety grows up to 60cm per year and is relatively happy in most soil conditions.

?Flowers: April

? Position: Full sun - full shade

? Height: Up to 5 metres

? Soil: well-drained, moist soil, do not plant in shallow chalk

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball and bare root plants from November - March

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Prunus Lusitanica

Also known as Portuguese laurel, boast luscious dark green glossy leaves on deep maroon stems with small, fragrant white flowers in the summer which are loved by pollinators and red berries in the autumn which are very popular with birds.

? Position: Full sun - partial shade

? Height: Up to 15 metres

? Soil: well-drained, moist soil, do not plant in shallow chalk

Available in 2L, 3L, 5L, 10L + pot sizes and as a rootball from November - March

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Rosa rugosa

A hardy, easy to grow rose with pink scented flowers from June through to September, followed by bright scarlet hips. A dense, vigorous growing hedging variety happy in full sun.

?Flowers: June - September

? Position: Full sun - full shade

? Height: Up to 1.5 metres

? Soil: well-drained soil

Available in 2L, 3L  + pot sizes and as bare-root plants from November - March

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Posted 30th Nov 2:29pm

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