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Welcome to the online Hedging Store for Greenshutters Nurseries & Garden Centre in Somerset.  We specialise in growing and selling fast-growing, evergreen hedging plants. These include Leylandii, Laurel, Portugal Laurel, Thuja and Griselinia as well as Specimen Conifers and Shrubs. Please click on the pictures above to view prices, sizes and availability. If you're not sure what garden hedge you'd like, you'll find a quick review of the options below.

If you are a local customer and would like to visit the Garden Centre section of the website, where we have details of all the other trees, shrubs, herbaceous perennials and other plants we sell, please click here.

Leylandii, Laurel Hedging, Photinia, Thuja plicata, Portugal Laurel, Hedging Conifers and other types of Evergreen Shrubs are available for sale direct from our nurseries.  Most of the hedging plants we sell are fast growing and evergreen. We grow most of the plants we sell on our own nursery but we also by from other growers in the UK, The Netherlands, Spain and Italy to allow us to stock a greater range of plants of varying sizes and heights.

You can order our hedging plants online or, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to phone us on 01460 281265 but you can also look at our list of Frequently Asked Questions about hedging and how to place an order.

We deliver our hedging plants and conifers throughout the UK including Northern Ireland and The Channel Islands. For delivery charges please click here.  Our minimum order is £50.00 worth of hedging plants/conifers plus delivery charge.

Alternatively, hedging plants can be collected from our nurseries. We have two nurseries, a Garden Centre & Hedging Centre in Somerset (open 7 days a week) and a hedging production nursery on the Isle of Wight (open by appointment only).

Evergreenhedging.co.uk is part of Greenshutters Nurseries & Garden Centre, Fivehead, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 6PT. 

Here is a quick review of our most popular hedging plants to help you choose the best plants to create your hedge or screen:

Leylandii HedgeLeylandii (Green)

Leylandii is the fastest growing evergreen hedging plant and will create a hedge quickly.  Because it is fast growing, it is generally the cheapest way of forming an evergreen hedge and hence the most popular.   If it is pruned every year, Leylandii will create a formal dark green evergreen screen or box-shaped hedge similar to a Yew hedge.  Leylandii can be kept to any height as long as you trim it once or twice a year. We have kept a Leylandii Hedge 4ft tall for over 25 years. We trim the tops of most of our Leylandii Hedges twice a year and the sides once a year.  Leylandii is very tolerant of wind and cold temperatures.  It will grow in wet, heavy clay soils but not soils that become water-logged. Leylandii is a type of conifer and is also known as Leyland Cypress. Its botanical name is x Cupressocyparis leylandii but it is frequently reclassified so other names include x Cuprocyparis leylandii. If you would like to see the sizes and prices we have available to buy, please click here.

Cherry Laurel HedgeLaurel (Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' also known as Cherry Laurel, Common Laurel or English Laurel)

Laurel is the fastest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen hedge.  Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are very bushy and can create an instant screen if planted close enough.  Laurels have large, rounded, glossy, bright green leaves that look good all year round.  They can be trimmed into formal box-shaped hedges or they can create a less formal looking hedge. Laurel will grow on most soils but will not tolerate shallow chalky or very wet soils. You will need to trim a Laurel Hedge once a year. For sizes and prices of the Laurel Hedging Plants we have available to buy, please click here.


Portugal Laurel HedgePortugal Laurel (also called Portuguese Laurel | Prunus lusitanica)

Portugal Laurel has a dark green leaf that is much smaller than the leaf of Cherry Laurel. It is medium-fast growing although not quite as quick growing as Cherry Laurel. The stems of Portugal Laurel and red when young and this contrasts well with the dark green leaves. Portugal Laurel looks very similar to Bay Laurel but is much hardier (will take much lower temperatures). It forms an excellent evergreen hedge and can be kept to any shape or size.  It is easy to maintain and keep it looking neat and tidy. Portugal Laurel will grow in all free-draining soils (i.e. not waterlogged) including chalky soils. The other benefit is it will grow in full sun or heavy shade.

To see what sizes we have available to buy, please click here.


Leylandii Castlewellan Gold HedgeLeylandii Castlewellan Gold

Leylandii Castlewellan Gold is the most popular form of Golden Leylandii Hedging. It is fast growing so will form a hedge quickly. If it is trimmed every year, it will create a dense evergreen hedge that is bright yellowish-gold in the spring and summer.  The golden colour turns a more lime-green in autumn and it can turn a bronze colour in a cold winter. As with the green leylandii, we recommend trimming the sides of a Castlewellan hedge once a year and the tops twice a year. Castlewellan Gold Leylandii is slightly slower growing than the Green Leylandii for this reason it is usually slightly more expensive than Green Leylandii for the equivalent height plant.  It will grow in any soil except for water-logged soil. For sizes and prices of the Castlewellan Gold Leylandii trees we have available to buy, please click here.


Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) and Thuja 'Brabant'

Thuja Western Red Cedar hedgeThuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) and Thuja ‘Brabant’ are fast-growing conifers that create an evergreen hedge. Thuja are extremely hardy and will tolerate strong winds. They grow in most soils (except for water-logged soils). Thuja plicata and especially Thuja Brabant tend to be a bit bushier than Leylandii in the pot or as a rootballed plant (one dug straight from the ground) but they are slightly slower growing than Leylandii so are generally cost a little bit more for the equivalent height plant.  Leylandii and Thuja will form a very similar, dense hedge although Thuja will shoot back from old wood. Thuja have aromatic, fruity foliage when brushed against. Keep them trimmed once a year to the height and width you need and they will form a fantastic hedge. For prices and sizes available, please click here.



Leylandii Gold Rider HedgeLeylandii Gold Rider

Leylandii Gold Rider is a slower-growing form of Golden Leylandii.  It is also a brighter golden colour and stays bright gold throughout the year. It forms a dense, evergreen hedge that can be trimmed into a formal box-shape. Leylandii Gold Rider should be trimmed once a year. It will grow in any soil except for water-logged soil.  For sizes and prices of the Leylandii Gold Rider trees we have available to buy, please click here.





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