Mill Farm Trees: Quality Container Grown Hedging For Year Round Planting
With container grown hedging, you can plant a hedge at any time of year, rather than being limited to planting bare-root plants in the winter months. Container growing is also particularly beneficial when you’re choosing hedging shrubs or plants with tender root systems, or want larger specimens for “instant” impact.
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20-30cm (3ltr pot)
The Holm Oak tree has been grown in Britain since the 1500s, and is now thought to be a native of Southern Ireland as well. The timber is hard and long-lasting, used for joinery, vine-props and for charcoal. If left to its own devices it forms a large tree with a densely rounded habit. It is perhaps surprisingly versatile, being suitable for coastal plantings, topiary and as stilted hedging. This oak tree also tolerates shade and air pollution. Suitable for parks and gardens but thriving best on free draining soils. Mature height: 20m+
Also commonly called furze or whin according to locality, this is a western European native of dry sunny exposed heaths, cliffs and moorlands, where the single-flowered form can be found in bloom from spring to autumn. Its double, golden-yellow blooms, marked with red at the base of petals, are fragrant, with the scent of coconut. It’s one of the best shrubs for poor dry soils where little else will grow. The sunnier and less fertile the site, the more profuse the vivid yellow blooms.
30-50cm (9cm pot)
60-90cm (3ltr pot)
Common holly is a useful evergreen shrub that can be grown as a specimen tree, clipped bushes or as a hedge. There are dozens of varieties, many with variegated leaves. Plants are either male or female. Both sexes are required for the female plants to produce their winter berries, which appear from late autumn to mid-winter.
Laurel can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark. It has glossy dark green leaves to 15cm in length. Small white flowers which are are followed by cherry-like glossy red fruits soon turning black
60-80cms 2yr (bareroot)
A twiggy shrub with small, glossy, dark green leaves. The shrubby honeysuckle is perfect for adding structure to the garden. It makes a good alternative to box as it’s fast growing and can be tightly clipped into small hedges. It’s also useful for elaborate topiary shapes as its twiggy growth is quite supple and can be easily trained when young. It thrives on most soils in sun or shade and will benefit from regular trimming to retain its shape.
30-50cm cell grown
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar
Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata) is a great alternative to Leylandii as it is slower growing but still provides a dense, evergreen, conifer hedge. The glossy leaves are mid to dark green, aromatic when crushed, and hang in sprays. It can produce small cones and grows in sun or shade and likes any well drained soil. Unlike Leylandii, Western Red Cedar can be cut back into old wood.
Yew is a native British evergreen, whose wood was once used for making longbows. Young plants are bushy and, if left unclipped, they eventually grow into large trees almost as wide as they are tall. However they are rarely allowed to grow naturally, being a firm favourite for classic style hedges and topiary. The plants withstand hard pruning and, if overgrown, can be rejuvenated by cutting them back to the stumps. The are also quite amenable to growing conditions and will grow in any well-drained soil.
Our container grown hedging plants are perfect for planting at any time of year. Our pot-grown hedging plants have excellent root development, and if you’re not quite ready to plant when they are delivered, they can remain in their pots to grow and develop for weeks. Our container grown hedging allows you to maintain your hedges to perfection by replacing lost or dying plants when required at the size needed. Call us for details of species and sizes required.
Container grown hedging is easy, convenient and simple to plant. Many first-time hedge growers might find planting bare-root plants (known as whips) a little daunting, Unlike bare-root plants, which require care and attention in the early stages of growth, container grown hedging plants are more developed and therefore take less time to become established.
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