Get joy from your garden every month of the year with a collection of evergreen hedges.
During the Autumn and Winter months the reality of bare tree branches, frozen waters and lawns covered with leaves is not a desirable sight for any avid gardener.
Evergreen plants and shrubs are the perfect option to provide structure, colour, and interest throughout the whole year. Compliment these with some evergreen hedges and you can give your garden a picturesque backdrop to enjoy in every season.
In addition, the benefits of evergreens include, improving the air quality, and providing privacy for your garden which in turn helps conserve energy by sheltering your home from the elements.
We’ve put together a collection of our favourite evergreen hedges that would make a wonderful addition to any garden.
- Common Laurel – Prunus lau. Rotundifolia
This hedge is a reliable evergreen, best suited to being a boundary hedge. Easy to maintain as it can be left less manicured than some hedges, which allows it to shine to its full potential.
- Scared Bamboo– Nandina dom. Obsessed
This is a low hedge with a stunning red new growth. A little less formal than traditional hedging, this adds a more free flowing dynamic to your garden.
- Portuguese Laurel- Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia
This hedge adds class and elegance to any garden with its dark green leaves on subtle reddish stems. In the late spring season, if left untrimmed, it will produce a white candle-like flower, followed by small black berries. Its polished leaves can also be trimmed into balls or lollipop shapes to add another layer of interest to your garden.
- Broadleaf – Griselinia Littoralis
With its fresh, apple green coloured leaves the Broadleaf makes a perfect natural screening for your landscaping project. Native to New Zealand this evergreen hedge flourishes in more coastal locations of the UK or in sheltered areas and cities.
- Photinia Red Robin – Photinia x fraseri red robin
A marvellous alternative to your typical evergreen hedge because of its stunning red, glossy leaves. These stay vibrant in colour through the spring and summer before maturing to a dark green.