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Suggestions for Garden Hedging Plants
This plants ability to hold onto its old leaves in the winter, one of the most common uses of beech is for formal hedging. Keeping the hedge cut below 3m (10ft) preserves this phenomenon and gives the hedge all year cover, green from May to November
Fastigiate Cherry Laurel
PRUNUS LAUROCERASUS GENOLIA
distinct upright columnar form, which makes it an ideal hedging or screening plant due to its dense, erect, narrow growing habit. It only requites light pruning to make a 3.5m (12ft) screen which is only 1m (3ft ) wide.
Hornbeam will grow well in full sun or shade. It will quite happily cope with damp or wet soils, and even with a certain amount of temporary waterlogging, making it a suitable alternative to Beech in such situations.
Usually referred to as just Leylandii, it is a fast-growing coniferous tree used primarily for hedges and screens. Even on relatively poor sites plants have been known to grow well.
AMELANCHIER GRANDIFLORA BALLERINA
A tree with year round interest that can be either single stem or multi-stem. A really good all rounder.
This stand out tree has branches that are notable by the fact that the ends are pendulous. The bark is white often with black diamond shaped markings.
Updates from Chew Valley Trees
Christmas Opening Times
The nursery will close at 5pm on Friday the 22nd of December and will re-open on Tuesday the 2nd of January 2018
Bare root trees and hedging are here
The time has come to start planting trees and hedges from bare root stock.
24th November 2017
Leaves piling up? Make leaf mould!
What with the windy weather of last week, the leaves have really started falling round here now. If you’re finding the same in your garden, then this is the perfect time to start making leaf mould.
27th October 2017
Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness
Who doesn’t love Autumn? There’s so much colour to enjoy down here at the nursery that the dark mornings are soon forgotten. Here are a few delights we’ve spotted recently.
13th October 2017