Lavender Hedges

Lavender plants are fragrant, evergreen and iconic – and ideal for Mediterranean or European style parterres; edging for borders or islands or as specimen plants in pots, tubs or raised beds. Many different varieties are available, but some of the best known are prone to rotting and may therefore succumb to a wet winter. Which is why we grow hardier alternatives that are no less attractive but much better equipped to survive the vagaries of our climate. Our lavenders have green to silvery-grey aromatic foliage and produce masses of beautifully scented flowers in colours from light to deep blue; from purple to pink through to a pure, delicate white.

To help the selection process, they are split into four groups (we offer three):

  1. Angustifolia or English – which flower late May to mid July with shortish flower spikes, stay compact with a range of flower colours.
  2. Intermedia or Dutch – Tall with longer flower spikes & flower later from late June to August.
  3. Chaytoriae – Specialist but not suitable as low hedging with very attractive silver foliage & short flower spikes, mid season.

Lavender at-a-glance

Lavender (Lavandula)

Planting: All year round

Soil: Acid or alkaline – but it must be well-draining. Lavender will not tolerate being waterlogged. The suggestion is to dig a hole a spades depth, fill with water & time how long it drains; should it take 20 minutes or more, the site may be unsuitable for Lavender.

Location: The sunnier the better

Pruning: After flowering – avoid cutting too far down into old wood. Cutting flower stems just after the flowers have gone past their best will encourage a new flush of blooms – this is not actually dead-heading as it needs to be done as described

Feeding: Top dress with a standard fertilizer in late spring or early summer

NB: These are general guidelines but some varieties may have slightly different preferences – please check the individual variety pages.

Growing Lavender Plants

Example of Hedge Xpress Lavender Plants

400 beautiful healthy lavender plants on site 6 months after planting.