The History of Hedging Plants

Every plant in the garden – Hedging Plants included – has a history…
They all have a story to tell be they an ancient resident like Yew; a spontaneous mutant like Purple Copper Beech; a commercial newcomer like Western Red Cedar or an introduction from long ago like Common Beech. Some crossed the world to get here while others simply hopped across the Channel; some helped build whole civilisations while others have been content to bring a little extra joy to our gardens.
In the next series of posts, we’ll look at some of the most attractive and versatile Hedging Plants and discover their stories. In this first set we’ll cover:
Yew
Common Beech
Purple Copper Beech
Hornbeam
Cherry Laurel
Griselinia Littoralis AGM
Photinia Red Robin
Western Red Cedar