Growing guide

How to grow hedges

Hedges are a great asset to any garden, ideal for marking boundaries or dividing up different areas. A wide range of plants can be grown as hedging, so there are options for all locations and all styles of garden. They make valuable wildlife habitats too.

Quick facts

  • Hedging plants are generally easy to grow given the right conditions
  • Native hedging species are especially wildlife friendly
  • Plant deciduous hedging from autumn to late winter
  • Plant evergreen hedging in autumn and spring
  • Plants are available to purchase in various sizes, even instant hedging
  • There are choices of hedging plants to suit sunny or shady aspects
  • Most need to be trimmed annually when mature; but more often when initialy being trained

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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