Quick growing hedges for privacy

With summer just around the corner, it’s nice to have that bit of extra privacy in your garden to stop those nosy neighbours peering in to see what you’re up to. That’s why we offer a range of fast-growing and affordable hedges to create living privacy walls. Keep reading to learn more about the attractive hedges we offer and discover which one’s best suited to your garden.

Cherry Laurel

Cherry Laurel is easy to cultivate and take care of even by amateur gardeners, making it a popular choice for privacy hedges. With dark green glossy leaves that they retain all year, Cherry Laurels provide strong coverage from wind and sound, as well as blocking anything unsightly from view. In spring white flowers sprout and in summer red berries appear, meaning they’re sure to look lovely whatever the season.

Cherry Laurel privacy hedge

Western Red Cedar

A row of Western Red Cedar trees makes an attractive hedge due to their brightly-coloured green foliage, and they are well-suited to growing in England as they thrive in moist or wet soil. Their foliage is also relatively dense, so they make an effective screen against the elements all year round. Pyramidal shaped and with fragrant leaves, Western Red Cedar trees add a lovely scent and striking look to your outdoor space.

Leyland Cypress

If you need a privacy hedge in a hurry, a Leyland Cypress is a great option due to its fast growth rate of 3-4 feet each year. The benefit of this is that they can be kept at any height you like as long as they’re trimmed twice per year. They’re also evergreen and have thick foliage, making them ideal for blocking noise or the sight of your neighbour’s property. Leyland Cypress’s are also highly resilient trees, able to withstand snow, flooding or draughts without dying – so you don’t have to worry about their wellbeing with every change in temperature.

For more information about which sizes we have these trees available in, head to our page on fast growing trees. Our ranges typically grow at 50cm per year and reach 5m in height, making them perfect for quickly adding privacy to your property.