HEDGING, YOUNG TREES, SHRUBS AND CONIFERS

To help you find a suitable plant for different situations we have provided two interactive guides, one for hedges and the other for trees and shrubs. At present this does not include fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, climbers or ground cover plants. Please view individual sections for information on these plants.

 Interactive
Hedging Plant Guide

Interactive
Tree, Shrub & Conifer Guide

We also have provided standard versions of these guides for those who wish to view all plants together to make quick comparisons:

 Hedging Plant Guide
(Imperial)
Hedging Plant Guide
(Metric)
Tree & Shrub Guide
(Imperial)
Tree & Shrub Guide
(Metric)

The recommended planting distance for hedging plants is shown the plant description. We also provide a "Hedge Planting Calculator" for each hedging plant we sell. You will find a button called "How Many?" above the buy buttons. If you click on this you will be asked how many feet/yards/metres of hedge you require. When you type this in your computer will calculate how many plants you require. It will also show the total cost for each available size of that plant.


We are often requested for information on plants suitable for a security hedges, plants for windbreaks, plants to attract wildlife and plants which are native to Great Britain, so we are pleased to be able to put these guides on our web site:

Plants Suitable for a Security Hedge Plants Native to
Great Britain
Plants to
Attract Wildlife
Plants for
Windbreaks

You may find the sections on mixed native hedging, hedgerow fruit trees, hedges with two faces, native tree collections, all season interest hedges and tapestry hedges of interest.

For those who are able to visit the garden centre there are over 40 sample hedges which staff are always happy to show to customers and discuss their merits. A number of these can be seen in our hedge picture gallery.

Pollination Guides

Most fruit trees either need a pollinator, or fruit better with a pollinator. Our pollination guides explains how to choose a pollinator:

Pollination Guide:
Apples
Pollination Guide:
Pears
Pollination Guide:
Plums, Gages & Damsons.

Most fruit trees and soft fruit are pollinated by insects, the main pollinator being bees. To ensure pollination of your fruit trees and soft fruit it is now possible to encourage native bees into your garden or orchard with Oxford Bee Company's bee nest boxes.


OTHER WAYS OF FINDING PLANTS

If you know the names of the plant you are looking for use the plant index or plant search.
If you wish to browse through all plants of a certain type (eg all climbers) use the site map.


PLANTING A NEW HEDGE

Please select part of guide:

  1. Why plant small plants
  2. Getting ready for your plants to arrive
  3. Preparing the ground
  4. Planting and pruning instructions

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