HEDGING PLANT GUIDE (Imperial)

Name Rec. 
Hedge
Height
Evergreen
E
Deciduous
D
Average
Growth
per
Year
 Suitable for all conditions and:
 Exposed Windy Sites  Dense Shade  Wet Sites  Coastal Areas  Chalky Soil
Alder, Common  6ft +  D  1.5ft    Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Alder, Grey  6ft +  D  1.5 - 2ft  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Alder, Italian  6ft +  D  2ft    Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Amelanchier Lamarckii  4 - 6ft  D  1 - 1.5ft    Shady  Wet    
Amelanchier Obelisk  4 - 6ft  D  1 - 1.5ft    Shady  Wet    
Beech, Green  3ft +  D *  2ft  Windy        Chalky
Beech, Purple  3ft +  D *  1.5ft  Windy        Chalky
Berberis Darwinii  4 - 7ft  E  1ft    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Berberis darwinii Compacta  2 - 3ft  E  4ins    Shady      Chalky
Berberis Frikartii Telstar  2 - 3ft  E  4ins    Shady      Chalky
Berberis, Green  3 - 4ft  D  1ft  Windy  Shady      Chalky
Berberis Julianae  4 - 7ft  E  1ft    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Berberis, Purple  3 - 5ft  D  1ft  Windy  Shady      Chalky
Berberis Stenophylla  6 - 10ft  E  1.5ft    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Blackthorn  3 - 10ft  D  1ft  Windy    Wet  Coastal  
Box, Common  1 - 9ft  E  4 - 6ins    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Dwarf  6 - 24ins  E  1 - 2ins    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Faulkner  2 - 5ft  E  4 - 6ins    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Variegated  1 - 4ft  E  2ins    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Buckthorn, Sea  5 - 8ft  D  1 - 1.5ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Cornelian Cherry  4 - 6ft  D  1.5ft      Wet    Chalky
Cotoneaster franchetii  6 - 7ft  E  1 - 1.5ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Cotoneaster lacteus  6 - 10ft  E  1 - 1.5ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Cotoneaster simonsii  3 - 5ft  E **  9 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Dogwood  4 - 7ft  D  1.5ft  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Dogwood, Midwinter Fire  3 - 4ft  D  6ins      Wet    Chalky
Elaeagnus Ebbingei  5 - 8ft  E  1 - 1.5ft  Windy      Coastal  
Elaeagnus Ebbingei Limelight  5 - 8ft  E  1 - 1.5ft  Windy      Coastal  
Euonymus, Gold  9 - 24ins  E  2 - 3ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Euonymus, Golden Japanese  4 - 7ft  E  6 - 9in        Coastal  Chalky
Euonymus, Silver  9 - 24ins  E  2 - 3ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Flowering Currant King Edward VII  3 - 5ft  D  1ft    Shady    Coastal  
Gorse  3 - 5ft  E  6 - 12ins  Windy      Coastal  
Griselinia  4 - 8ft  E  1ft        Coastal  
Hazel  5 - 12ft  D  1.5ft  Windy        
Hazel, Golden-Leaf  5 - 12ft  D  1.5ft  Windy        
Hazel, Purple-Leaf  5 - 12ft  D  1.5ft  Windy        
Hedge Germander  1 - 1.5ft  E  6 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Blue  3 - 6ft  E  6ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Box-Leaved  2 - 6ft  E  8 - 12ins    Shady      
Holly, Golden King  3 - 15ft  E  6 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Golden Variegated  3 - 15ft  E  9 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Green  3 - 15ft  E  9 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, J.C. van Tol  3 - 15ft  E  6 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Silver Hedgehog  5ft  E  6ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Silver Variegated  3 - 15ft  E  9 - 12ins  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Honeysuckle Hedging, Green  2 - 5ft  E  9in    Shady      Chalky
Hornbeam  3ft +  D *  1 - 2ft  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Hypericum Hidcote  3 - 4ft  ***  1-1.5ft          Chalky
Laurel  4ft +  E  1ft    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Dwarf  2 - 4ft  E  6ins    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Etna  4 - 6ft  E  6ins    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Portugal  4 - 10ft  E  9in    Shady  Wet    Chalky
Laurel, Spotted  3 - 8ft  E  6 - 9in    Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Lavender Hidcote  2ft  E  4ins        Coastal  Chalky
Lavender, Munsted  3 - 4ft  E  6ins        Coastal  Chalky
Lavender, White  3 - 4ft  E  6ins        Coastal  Chalky
Leyland Cypress  6ft +  E  2.5 - 3ft        Coastal  
Leyland Cypress, Golden  6ft +  E  2 - 2.5ft        Coastal  
Lilac  6 - 8ft  D  1ft          Chalky
Maple, Field  4 - 15ft  D  1 - 2ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Nepeta Six Hills Giant  2 - 3ft  E  6 - 9in          
Oak, Holm  4 - 10ft  E  9 - 12ins    Shady    Coastal  
Osmanthus  4 - 6ft  E  4 - 6ins          
Philadelphus  5 - 8ft  D  1ft  Windy        Chalky
Photinia Little Red Robin  2 - 3ft  E  3 - 6ins          Chalky
Photinia Crunchy  3.5 - 6ft  E  6 - 9in          Chalky
Photinia Red Robin  5 - 8ft  E  6 - 9in          Chalky
Plum, Myrobalan  4 - 6ft  D  1 - 1.5ft  Windy        Chalky
Plum, Purple Blaze  4 - 6ft  D  1 - 1.5ft  Windy        Chalky
Potentilla fruticosa  2 - 4ft  D  6 - 9in  Windy      Coastal  Chalky
Privet, Golden  3 - 12ft  E ***  1ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Privet, Green  3 - 12ft  E ***  1ft  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Pyracantha, Golden Sun  4 - 9ft  E  1 - 2ft  Windy      Coastal  
Pyracantha, Orange Glow  4 - 9ft  E  1 - 2ft  Windy      Coastal  
Pyracantha, Red Column  4 - 9ft  E  1 - 2ft  Windy      Coastal  
Quickthorn  3 - 20ft  D  1.5ft  Windy    Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Robinia Pseudoacacia  5 - 10ft  D  1 - 1.5ft          
Rose, Blanc Double de Coubert  4 - 5ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Fru Dagmar Hastrup  2.5 - 4ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Glauca  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Hansa  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Multiflora  6 - 10ft  D  2 - 3ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Roseraie de L’Hay  5 - 6ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa Red  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa White  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Scotch or Burnet  2 - 3ft  D  1ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Sweet Briar  5 - 8ft  D  1.5ft        Coastal  Chalky
Rosemary  2 - 4ft  E  9in        Coastal  Chalky
Rubus Cockburnianus  4 - 7ft  D  1 - 1.5ft          
Santolina  1 - 1.5ft  E  4ins        Coastal  
Snowberry  5 - 7ft  D  2 - 2.5ft  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Snowberry, White Hedge  4 - 5ft  D  1 - 2ft  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Spindle  4 - 7ft  D  1.5ft          Chalky
Sweet Box  up to 2ft  E  1-2ins    Shady      
Thuja Emerald  4 - 10ft  E  9in  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Thuja Plicata Atrovirens  6ft +  E  2ft      Wet    Chalky
Viburnum Fragrans  5 - 8ft  D  9 - 12ins          Chalky
Viburnum tinus  4 - 8ft  E  6ins        Coastal  Chalky
Yew, English  1ft +  E  6 - 9in  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Golden  1 - 4ft  E  4ins  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Hicksii  1 - 6ft  E  6 - 9in  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Irish  1 - 10ft  E  6 - 9in  Windy        Chalky

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Average Growth Per Year. This figure represents the annual increase in height you can expect over the first 10-20 years. We have tried to give as accurate a figure as possible but plants are not only affected by their response to soil conditions and the weather but also vary considerably in their growth habits. Some are slow in growth for the first years after planting, then grow very rapidly, others grow rapidly when young and then slow down, and others have steady growth habits. Some plants because of their form (i.e. weeping habit) may put on a lot of growth but only increase in height relatively slowly.

* Retains its copper of brown leaves throughout winter on hedges.
** Semi-evergreen. Has a new crop of leaves in October, which often last to spring in warm regions, but normally fall earlier in cold regions or in harsh winters.
*** Evergreen, but may lose its foliage in very hard winters.

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