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Small Hedging Plants

Our extensive range of small hedge plants includes a variety of low hedging plants that are best suited in gardens and borders where eye-level privacy is not necessarily required, and to separate distinct areas. A small hedge can be a smart addition to any garden adding an element of formality, whilst enhancing the aesthetics of your outdoor space by complimenting your flowers, shrubs and other landscaping features. Shop our range now.

  • Euonymus Green Spire in a 13cm pot

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    Planting a Euonymus Green Spire hedge is a great alternative to planting a Box hedge and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many peop...

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  • Lavender Hidcote Hedging in a 2lt pot

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    Lavender Hidcote is one of the best and most popular cultivars of Lavender for growing in the UK. Its full Latin name is Lavandula angustifolia 'H...

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  • Euonymus Green Spire 20-25cm in a 2lt pot

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    Planting a Euonymus Green Spire hedge is a great alternative to planting a Box hedge and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many peo...

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  • Box Hedging (Buxus sempervirens) 20-30cm in a 2lt pot

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    These 30cm Box hedge plants are an effective way to create Box hedging at a reasonable size to give an instant border around existing beds. These ...

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  • Euonymus Aureus in a 2lt pot

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    Euonymus japonicus 'Aureus' is a small sized variety of Euonymus with ovate shaped dark green leaves with golden yellow margins and tips to the lea...

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  • Yew Hedging 30-40cm in a 2lt square pot

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    These small Yew hedge plants (Taxus baccata) are ideal for creating a small hedge in the garden where eye level privacy is not required. These can ...

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  • Euonymus Kathy in a 2lt pot

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    Euonymus japonicus 'Kathy' is a small variegated variety of Euonymus with ovate shaped dark green leaves with creamy white margins and tips to the ...

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  • Sarcococca Confusa 30cm in a 2lt pot

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    Sarcococca is a good option for creating a small hedge as it has a very pleasant sweet scent in the winter resulting in it having the nicknames Chr...

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  • Pyracantha 4-5ft (120-150cm) in a 4lt pot (Red)

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    A Pyracantha hedge is quick growing and makes a dense and attractive evergreen hedge which is good for security with its long thorns. These plants ...

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  • Pyracantha 5ft (150cm) in a 7lt pot (Yellow)

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    This yellow Pyracantha is an excellent security hedge plant. With its long thorns and its climbing nature, it is an ideal plant to plant along a g...

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  • Elaeagnus Ebbingei 2-3ft (60-90cm) in a 7lt pot

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    These Elaeagnus ebbingei hedge plants are all 2-3ft (60-90cm) and are growing in 7lt pots so they come packed with roots ready to establish quickly...

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  • Euonymus Green Spire 35-40cm in a 5lt pot

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  • Osmanthus Burkwoodii 2.5-3ft (75-90cm) in a 10lt pot

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    Each of these Osmanthus hedge plants is 2.5-3ft (75-90cm) in height and growing in a 10lt pot, so these plants come with well established roots rea...

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  • Topiary Box Ball 30cm

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    Planting a topiary Box ball is an effective way to add an element of architectural style to your garden or Box hedge. These balls are all 30cm wid...

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  • Euonymus Green Spire 40-50cm in a 10lt pot

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  • Griselinia Littoralis 3.5-4ft (105-120cm) in a 10lt pot

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    These Griselinia hedging plants are all 3.5-4ft (105-120cm) in height and are growing in a 10lt pot. Being pot grown, these plants will establish q...

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  • Topiary Euonymus Green Spire Ball 35cm

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  • Elaeagnus Ebbingei 5ft (150cm) in a 15lt pot

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    These Elaeagnus hedging plants are all 5ft (150cm) and are growing in 15lt pots so they come packed with roots ready to establish quickly in your g...

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  • Osmanthus Burkwoodii 3.5-4ft (100-120cm) in a 20lt pot

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    Each of these Osmanthus hedge plants is 3.5-4ft (100-120cm) in height and growing in a 20lt pot, so these plants come with well established roots r...

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  • Topiary Box Cone 80cm

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    Planting a topiary Box cone is an effective way to add an element of architectural style to your garden. These cones are all 80cm tall from the to...

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  • Elaeagnus Ebbingei 6ft (180cm) in a 25lt pot

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    We only have a small quantity of these larger Elaeagnus ebbingei for sale so we recommend telephoning us on 01252 714552 to check availability befo...

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  • Topiary Box Ball 50cm

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  • Topiary Box Ball 70cm

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Low Maintenance Hedging Plants for Your Garden

Our range of small hedging plants includes traditional varieties such as Box and Yew, but also includes increasingly popular ornamental hedges such as Euonymus, Sarcococca, Osmanthus, Pyracantha, Griselinia, Elaeagnus and Lavender.

Looking for something in particular?

We supply most varieties in containers in varying sizes and heights and if there is something in particular that you are looking for, whether that be taller hedges or slower growing hedging plants, please do call us on 01252 714552. Likewise, if you are not sure what hedging would be suitable for your requirements, get in touch with a member of the team who will be happy to help.

Small Hedging: Frequently Asked Questions

What plant makes the best small hedge?

For centuries, the most popular plant for small hedges has been Box (Buxus sempervirens).  However in recent years, two problems have
been rife in southern England which have been spreading further afield, namely Box Blight and Box Moth Caterpillar, both of which have decimated many longstanding Box hedges in the UK.  This is a great shame as Box has been a wonderful plant for many scenarios but is simply not worth planting now unless you are prepared to maintain a spray programme to combat these two problems.

For smaller low hedges, the most popular Box alternative has become Euonymus Green Spire which is visually very similar to Box and behaves and grows in a similar manner.  Alternatively Yew (Taxus baccata) is an excellent choice for smaller hedges with its much darker green foliage.

For shadier spots, Sarcococca confusa (also known as Winter Box or Christmas Box due to its sweet
smelling winter flowers) is a great choice and Lavender is highly popular for sunnier spots with its fragrant and beautiful, pollinator attracting flowers.

For coastal situations, Elaeagnus ebbingei and Griselinia littoralis are popular choices.

Do small hedging plants grow faster than large specimens?

Most varieties that we sell as smaller hedging plants are designed to grow as small hedges and thus grow considerably slower than larger varieties such as Laurel and Leylandii. Smaller varieties such as Euonymus Green Spire and Yew will only grow about 15cm (6 inches per year) making them an ideal solution for planting around garden borders where height is not required and making them easier to maintain.

What are the benefits of slow growing hedges?

Slow growing hedges are ideal for planting low hedging to delineate areas of a garden where eye level privacy is not required or desired. Most of our smaller varieties will only grow fairly slowly meaning that they will only need to be clipped once per year so making them very low maintenance.

What is the best hedge for a small garden?

There are multiple options available for small gardens and it will depend on what you want your new hedge to achieve. If you are looking for a hedge that will provide eye level privacy, then you can plant varieties such as Portuguese Laurel (Prunus lusitanica) which can be kept as a narrow but tall dense hedge. However, if you have a small garden and are only looking for a short hedge to delineate an area, then consider planting Yew (Taxus baccata) or Euonymus Green Spire which are great options for low lying hedges. Do not be tempted to plant Box (Buxus sempervirens) due to the prevalence of Box Moth Caterpillar and Box Blight throughout the UK unless you understand the impacts of this and can put a suitable management plan in place.