HEDGING PLANT GUIDE (Metric)

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  1.8m +  D  45cm    Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Alder, Grey  1.8m +  D  45 - 60cm  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Alder, Italian  1.8m +  D  60cm    Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Amelanchier Lamarckii  1.2 - 1.8m  D  30 - 45cm    Shady  Wet    
Amelanchier Obelisk  1.2 - 1.8m  D  30 - 45cm    Shady  Wet    
Beech, Green  90cm +  D *  60cm  Windy        Chalky
Beech, Purple  90cm +  D *  45cm  Windy        Chalky
Berberis Darwinii  1.2 - 2.1m  E  30cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Berberis darwinii Compacta  60 - 90cm  E  10cm    Shady      Chalky
Berberis Frikartii Telstar  60 - 90cm  E  10cm    Shady      Chalky
Berberis, Green  90 - 120cm  D  30cm  Windy  Shady      Chalky
Berberis Julianae  1.2 - 2.1m  E  30cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Berberis, Purple  90 - 150cm  D  30cm  Windy  Shady      Chalky
Berberis Stenophylla  1.8 - 3m  E  45cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Blackthorn  0.9 - 3m  D  30cm  Windy    Wet  Coastal  
Box, Common  30 - 275cm  E  10 - 15cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Dwarf  15 - 60cm  E  3 - 5cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Faulkner  60 - 150cm  E  10 - 15cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Box, Variegated  30 - 120cm  E  5cm    Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Buckthorn, Sea  1.5 - 2.4m  D  30 - 45cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Cornelian Cherry  1.2 - 1.8ft  D  45cm      Wet    Chalky
Cotoneaster franchetii  1.8 - 2.1m  E  30 - 45cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Cotoneaster lacteus  1.8 - 3m  E  30 - 45cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Cotoneaster simonsii  90 - 150cm  E **  25 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Dogwood  1.2 - 2m  D  45cm  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Dogwood, Midwinter Fire  90 - 120cm  D  15cm      Wet    Chalky
Elaeagnus Ebbingei  1.5 - 2.4m  E  30 - 45cm  Windy      Coastal  
Elaeagnus Ebbingei Limelight  1.5 - 2.4m  E  30 - 45cm  Windy      Coastal  
Euonymus, Gold  23 - 60cm  E  5 - 8cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Euonymus, Golden Japanese  1.2 - 2.1m  E  15 - 23cm        Coastal  Chalky
Euonymus, Silver  23 - 60cm  E  5 - 8cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Flowering Currant King Edward VII  90 - 150cm  D  30cm    Shady    Coastal  
Gorse  90 - 150cm  E  15 - 30cm  Windy      Coastal  
Griselinia  1.2 - 2.4m  E  30cm        Coastal  
Hazel  1.5 - 3.7m  D  45cm  Windy        
Hazel, Golden-Leaf  1.5 - 3.7m  D  45cm  Windy        
Hazel, Purple-Leaf  1.5 - 3.7m  D  45cm  Windy        
Hedge Germander  30 - 45cm  E  15 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Blue  90 - 180cm  E  15cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Box-Leaved  60 - 180cm  E  20 - 30cm    Shady      
Holly, Golden King  0.9 - 4.6m  E  15 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Golden Variegated  0.9 - 4.6m  E  25 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Green  0.9 - 4.6m  E  25 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, J.C. van Tol  0.9 - 4.6m  E  15 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Holly, Silver Hedgehog  1.5m  E  15cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  
Holly, Silver Variegated  0.9 - 4.6m  E  25 - 30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Honeysuckle Hedging, Green  60 - 150cm  E  23cm    Shady      Chalky
Hornbeam  90cm +  D *  30 - 60cm  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Hypericum Hidcote  90 - 120cm  ***  30-45cm          Chalky
Laurel  1.2m +  E  30cm    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Dwarf  60 - 120cm  E  15cm    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Etna  1.2 - 1.8m  E  15cm    Shady  Wet    
Laurel, Portugal  1.2 - 3m  E  23cm    Shady  Wet    Chalky
Laurel, Spotted  90 - 240cm  E  15 - 23cm    Shady  Wet  Coastal  
Lavender Hidcote  60 cm  E  10cm        Coastal  Chalky
Lavender, Munsted  90 - 120cm  E  15cm        Coastal  Chalky
Lavender, White  90 - 120cm  E  15cm        Coastal  Chalky
Leyland Cypress  1.8m +  E  75 - 90cm        Coastal  
Leyland Cypress, Golden  1.8m +  E  60 - 75cm        Coastal  
Lilac  1.8 - 2.4m  D  30cm          Chalky
Maple, Field  1.2 - 4.6m  D  30 - 60cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Nepeta Six Hills Giant  60 - 90cm  E  15 - 23cm          
Oak, Holm  1.2 - 3m  E  25 - 30cm    Shady    Coastal  
Osmanthus  1.2 - 1.8m  E  10 - 15cm          
Philadelphus  1.5 - 2.4m  D  30cm  Windy        Chalky
Photinia Little Red Robin  60 - 90cm  E  8 - 15cm          Chalky
Photinia Crunchy  1 - 1.8m  E  15 - 23cm          Chalky
Photinia Red Robin  1.5 - 2.4m  E  15 - 23cm          Chalky
Plum, Myrobalan  1.2 - 1.8m  D  30 - 45cm  Windy        Chalky
Plum, Purple Blaze  1.2 - 1.8m  D  30 - 45cm  Windy        Chalky
Potentilla fruticosa  60 - 120cm  D  15 - 23cm  Windy      Coastal  Chalky
Privet, Golden  0.9 - 3.7m  E ***  30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Privet, Green  0.9 - 3.7m  E ***  30cm  Windy  Shady    Coastal  Chalky
Pyracantha, Golden Sun  1.2 - 2.7m  E  30 - 60cm  Windy      Coastal  
Pyracantha, Orange Glow  1.2 - 2.7m  E  30 - 60cm  Windy      Coastal  
Pyracantha, Red Column  1.2 - 2.7m  E  30 - 60cm  Windy      Coastal  
Quickthorn  0.9 - 6m  D  45cm  Windy    Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Robinia Pseudoacacia  1.5 - 3m  D  30 - 45cm          
Rose, Blanc Double de Coubert  1.2 - 1.5m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Fru Dagmar Hastrup  75 - 120cm  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Glauca  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Hansa  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Multiflora  1.8 - 3m  D  60 - 90cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Roseraie de L’Hay  1.5 - 1.8m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa Red  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Rugosa White  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Scotch or Burnet  60 - 90cm  D  30cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rose, Sweet Briar  1.5 - 2.4m  D  45cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rosemary  60 - 120cm  E  23cm        Coastal  Chalky
Rubus Cockburnianus  1.2 - 2.1m  D  30 - 45cm          
Santolina  30 - 45cm  E  10cm        Coastal  
Snowberry  1.5 - 2.1m  D  60 - 75cm  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Snowberry, White Hedge  1.2 - 1.5m  D  30 - 60cm  Windy  Shady  Wet  Coastal  Chalky
Spindle  1.2 - 2m  D  45cm          Chalky
Sweet Box  up to 60cm  E  2 - 5cm    Shady      
Thuja Emerald  1.2 - 3m  E  23cm  Windy    Wet    Chalky
Thuja Plicata Atrovirens  1.8m +  E  60cm      Wet    Chalky
Viburnum Fragrans  1.5 - 2.4m  D  25 - 30cm          Chalky
Viburnum tinus  1.2 - 2.4m  E  15cm        Coastal  Chalky
Yew, English  30cm +  E  15 - 23cm  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Golden  30 - 120cm  E  10cm  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Hicksii  30 - 180cm  E  15 - 23cm  Windy        Chalky
Yew, Irish  30 - 300cm  E  15 - 23cm  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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