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Find Your Perfect Edging Plants With Hedge Xpress

For many of our customers, we are as much ‘edge’ as ‘hedge’ and we classify larger growing plant varieties as ‘boundary’ and the smaller growing ones as ‘edging’. Therefore, whether you are looking to create an attractive edge to a border, path or island bed or a more elaborate parterre, we offer an excellent selection of fragrant lavenders and the ever versatile box in standard and dwarf varieties. We have listed some uses of edging or low garden hedges below:

 

  1. Edging: Low hedges can be used to edge garden beds, defining the boundaries and adding structure to the design. This can help keep plants contained and prevent them from spilling over onto walkways or other areas.
  2. Bordering: Low hedges can also be used to create borders around paths or other areas of the garden. This can help direct foot traffic and create a sense of organisation and order.
  3. Focal point: Low hedges can be used as a focal point in the garden, especially when they are planted in interesting shapes or patterns. They can also be used to frame a particular feature, such as a statue or fountain.
  4. Privacy: While low hedges may not provide as much privacy as taller hedges, they can still be effective at creating a sense of enclosure and seclusion within the garden.
  5. Design element: Low hedges can be a design element in their own right, adding texture, color, and shape to the garden. They can also be used to create interesting patterns and designs, such as knot gardens or parterres.

Overall, low hedges are a versatile and attractive addition to any garden, offering a range of practical and aesthetic benefits.

Popular Edging Plants

Berberis Darwinii

Berberis Darwinii is a dense, moderately sized evergreen shrub ideally situated to form hedges 1-2m high, growing 30-40cm a year. Darwinii has broad, glossy sparsely spines leaves and produce rich orange bell shaped flowers tinged with red which are followed later by blue-black berries.

Christmas Box

Sarcococca ruscifolia or, to give it its common name, Christmas Box (it is a member of the Box family), is a thick bushy shrub with attractive, glossy, dark-green foliage – the leaves grow to 6cm long. Its pure creamy white flowers appear in winter and have a subtle fragrance you may find reminiscent of vanilla. The highly decorative berries ripen from crimson to a rich dark red.

Euonymus Green Spire

Euonymus Green Spire is an upright, evergreen, compact, slow growing and easy to manage green shrub, ideal for a border edge and should be space approximately every 35cm, allowing them a adequate space to thrive.

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Hedge Guide

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The HedgeXpress Hedge Guide will first help you to decide which hedging or edging plants best suit your garden both horticulturally and aesthetically and then show you how to give your new plants the best possible start.

Our Click & Collect Service

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You can click and collect your order for free from our nursery in Bampton, Oxfordshire from Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm. Simply place your order online and select the “Click & Collect” shipping option, or call us to discuss your needs.

Do You Have A Question?

If you need help in deciding the best hedge, shrub or lavender plant to purchase for your garden then please give us a call to discuss your requirements on 01993 850979 and we will be happy to help.