Hedging

At Cheviot Trees we grow large quantities of hedging plants at our nursery in the Scottish Borders to supply farm, estate and landscape hedge planting. 

We grow species to suit all planting objectives including stewardship and farm hedging, privacy screening and also evergreen hedging.

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  • Acer campestre - Field Maple

    £1.25

    Acer campestre - Field maple is a versatile and resilient fast growing small to medium sized tree that is also suitable for hedgerow planting.

    It is a colourful species; the attractive five lobed leaves are flushed red in Spring, turning green and then yellow / gold in the Autumn. Deciduous. Native to the UK

    Our cell grown Field Maple plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Hazel etc. Usually at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.

  • Buxus sempervirens - Box

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    The majority of the Buxus sempervirens - Box plants that we supply are used for hedging as it makes a fabulous formal hedge, but our clients also use it for planting as an understorey species in mixed woodlands or for game cover.

    Evergreen with small, shiny dark green leaves. It is a very long lived species and can live for several hundred years.

  • Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Carpinus betulus - Hornbeam is an excellent versatile species which can either be used for forestry purposes or for hedging. If grown for hedging the leaves will stay on throughout most of the winter. 

  • Corylus avellana - Hazel

    £1.50
    from £0.90

    Corylus avellana - Hazel is a small shrubby tree which is often found in mixed native woodlands and hedgerows.

    It is well known for its long yellow catkins which appear in the Spring and then produces hazelnuts in the summer. Native to the UK.

    Our cell grown Hazel plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Dog Rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.

  • Cotoneaster lacteus - Milkflower Cotoneaster

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Cotoneaster lacteus - Milkflower Cotoneaster is a dense evergreen shrub that can be used for an informal hedge or screen.

    Its main attraction is the clusters of creamy white flowers which persist all summer and then masses of red berries are produced in the autumn and stay on the plant until the winter.

    This species has a wide arching habit with large leathery leaves with deep veins which have a furry underside. 

  • Cuppressocyparis leylandii - Leylandii

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    Leylandii is a large evergreen conifer that is most commonly utilised for hedging or screening purposes.

    Tough, Fast growing and tolerant of most conditions.

    The foliage is dense, dark green in colour and flat in shape. We also produce Golden Leylandii.

    If you are planting for hedging/screening you may also wish to consider Western Red Cedar. This species is equally as fast growing but has a tighter shape and a richer shade of green.

  • Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan Gold -...

    £3.00
    from £1.43

    Cupressocypairs leylandii Castlewellan Gold - Golden leylandii is a large evergreen conifer that is most commonly utilised for hedging or screening purposes.

    Tough, Fast growing and tolerant of most conditions.

    The new growth is strikingly golden yellow in colour. We also produce Green Leylandii.

    If you are planting for hedging/screening you may also wish to consider Western Red Cedar. This species is equally as fast growing but has a tighter shape and a richer shade of green.

  • Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn

    £1.20
    from £0.48

    Crataegus monogyna - Hawthorn is the backbone of most British hedgerows and is one of the first species to produce new leaves in the Spring. If left untrimmed it will grow into a small tree with a very dense crown.

    A very showy native species with fragrant, creamy white flowers in the Spring followed by green haws (berries) turning red in autumn.

    Spiny, dense deciduous foliage which provides an excellent habitat for birds and insects.

    Our cell grown Hawthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Blackthorn, Dog Rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.

  • Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech

    £1.50

    Fagus sylvatica - Green Beech is one of the most widely planted broadleaved trees in Europe. A long lived species that is commonly used in the UK as a component in a mixed woodland, for hedging or for parkland planting due its very broad crown.

    Smooth, silver grey bark. Dark green leaves turning yellow then copperin autumn. The leaves are retained on the plant during the winter if the plant is maintained as a hedge. If you are comparing Beech or Hornbeam for hedging and you have damp soil and or you are in a cold exposed area then we would suggest using Hornbeam.

  • Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea - Copper Beech

    £3.30
    from £1.65

    Fagus sylvatica atropurpurea - Copper Beech is a vibrant and stunning variety of Beech that forms a very large specimen tree in a parkland setting. Very eye catching and perfectly suited for hedge planting either on its own or mixed with Green Beech.

    Smooth, silver grey bark. Deep purple leaves in the Spring and Summer turning yellow then copper in autumn. The leaves are retained on the plant during the winter if the plant is maintained as a hedge. If you are comparing Beech or Hornbeam for hedging and you have damp soil and or you are in a cold exposed area then we would suggest using Hornbeam.

  • Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Prunus spinosa - Blackthorn is widely used throughout the UK for good reasons; robust, useful and tolerant. Commonly used to form impenetrable hedging or as a stand alone large shrub/thicket.

    The snow white flowers on Blackthorn mark the start of early Spring and appear before the leaves which are green and narrow in shape.

    Once pollinated by insects the flowers develop into small dark fruits.

    Blackthorn has long spikes and is densely branched - an ideal location for bird nesting.

    Our cell grown Blackthorn plants are often used for hedge planting either on their own or mixed with other species such as Crab Apple, Hawthorn, Dog rose etc. at a planting density of 6 plants per metre.

  • Juniperus communis - Common Juniper

    £2.75
    from £1.21

    Juniperus communis - Juniper is a small evergreen conifer that is native to the UK.

    Small green needles with a prickly point. Juniper is dioecious so the male and female flowers grown on separate plants.  Once pollinated by wind the female flowers develop into fleshy purple berries.

    The berries are popular for flavouring gin but they are equally favoured birds who eat the berries. Juniper is also an important habitat for small mammals and nesting birds due the dense cover that it provides.

  • Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Ligustrum vulgare - Wild Privet is a bushy, native shrub that we often supply as part of a native hedge mixture but it is also useful on the edge of woodlands or as game cover due to its good tolerance of shade.

    It is semi evergreen so provides useful cover and shelter for wildlife in the winter thanks to its relatively untidy and gnarly habit.

    Semi evergreen with thin, green pointed leaves. Small white flowers are produced in the Summer with dark purple berries that follow in the Autumn.

  • Lonicera nitida - Boxleaf Honeysuckle

    £2.75
    from £1.21

    Lonicera nitida, commonly known as the Boxleaf Honeysuckle due to its small box type leaf that is pale green in colour.

    It has as looser habit when compared against box so it should not be first choice for formal hedging but it is useful for planting on woodland edges as it offers good winter shelter and interest.

    Fast growing and evergreen with small white flowers appearing in Spring.

  • Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle

    £2.75
    from £1.21

    Lonicera periclymenum - Honeysuckle is useful addition to a native hedgerow as it can easily scramble its way through the hedge, knitting everything together.

    Deciduous. The main interest beings is the trumpet like flowers which attract wildlife in their masses. The flowers are sweet in fragrance are rich in nectar and are particularly attractive to moths.

    Berries follow in the autumn which are eaten by birds who also use the dense branches as nesting sites.

    You don’t need many Honeysuckle in a hedge to make an impact. A ration fo around 5% of your total mixture is more than sufficient.

  • Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Prunus laurocerasus - Cherry Laurel is one of the most popular hedging plants in our range.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. We also grow Portuguese Laurel which has a smaller more pointed leaf.

    Cherry laurel does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Prunus lusitanica - Portuguese Laurel has all the desirable properties of Cherry Laurel but has a smaller, pointed leaf.

    Fast growing, tolerant and easy to grow it is a superb choice if you need a solid screen. It responds well to clipping and if desired, it is possible to achieve a very tight, formal hedge, more so than the Cherry Laurel - Prunus laurocerasus.

    It does produce flowers and berries although these are quite insignificant as the main attraction is the large, dark green glossy leaves.

    Its good tolerance of shade also makes it suitable for planting in open areas of woodland or on edges if shelter or cover is required.

    3 plants per linear metre in a single row is normally sufficient to create a dense screen in time.

  • Rosa canina - Dog Rose (Pink)

    £1.20
    from £0.72

    Rosa canina - Dog Rose is the only native Rose that we produce, and it is the most widely used as it is easy to grow and is adaptable to most locations. 

    Ideal for planting as part of a native mixture or on its own.

    Deciduous with small green toothed leaves.  Large and sweetly scented white or pink flowers appear in summer with red oval berry like hips forming in small clusters.

    Dog Rose is a good choice for wildlife, offering protective shelter and habitat plus a good source of nectar for insects. Bird species such as blackbirds, redwings and waxwings eat the hips.

  • Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose (Pink)

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Rosa rugosa - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are fuchsia pink in colour.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder.  Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa alba which has silky white flowers.

  • Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose (White)

    £1.50
    from £0.66

    Rosa rugosa Alba - Ramanas Rose is a large robust shrub that produces large, beautiful and very fragrant bowl shaped flower that are silky white.  It  flowers earlier than our native Dog Rose and often repeat flowers during the Spring and Summer.  Very large, red hips follow the flowers.

    The stems are covered in small spines which makes it ideal for an impenetrable and dense hedge or barrier. 

    A good all rounder. Attractive, good disease resistance, fast growing and very tolerant of exposure and coastal locations.

    We also produce Rosa rugosa which has fuchsia pink flowers.

  • Taxus baccata - Yew

    £1.75

    Native to the UK, Taxus baccata - Yew is a dense evergreen conifer with small green needles.

    Used for hundreds of years in the UK to create hedging, the bright green spring growth matures to a dark green for a classical look. It can be easily shaped and makes an excellent screen for privacy.

    It is often perceived to be a slow growing species but it is actually quite fast growing in its juvenile stage.

    The normal spacing for hedge planting is around 3 plants per linear metre.

  • Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar

    £1.25
    from £0.55

    Thuja plicata - Western Red Cedar is a very useful species and a popular choice with our customers.  It is a tall, multi-functional evergreen conifer.

    It has flat sprays of sweetly scented green foliage with brown, oval shaped cones.

    In the UK Western Red Cedar is planted for timber production and also for hedging.

    The highly durable redwood timber is well regarded as it contains a natural preservative with helps to resist fungal attack.

    Western Red Cedar is an excellent hedging species as it is evergreen, dense and is easier to manage than other conifer species such as leyandii. If planting for hedging the normal planting density is 3 plants per metre.

  • Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose

    £1.75
    from £0.87

    Viburnum opulus - Guelder Rose is a large shrub with three lobed leaves which turn orange or red in autumn.  Enjoys damp conditions and is often found along riverbanks, but also in hedgerows.

    The flowers of Viburnum opulus appear in May through July and produces small clusters of almost translucent red berries in the autumn.