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Beecroft Nurseries is located at the junction of Queen Anne Drive & Harvey Road, Wimborne BH21 3BA

We have tried to put together a collection of ideas for evergreen hedges. We aim to grow our ‘Top Ten’ hedging plants on site at Beecroft Nurseries and have stock available in various sizes throughout the year. Don’t forget to enquire about our Planting Service if you feel that your project is a little too ambitious to handle yourself.

There are countless hedging plants which could be used but we think this ‘top ten’ list of hedging plants are tried and tested varieties that are relatively easy to establish and are straight forward to maintain for your own garden.

Evergreen hedging plants from Beecroft Nursery Wimborne ....

1) Griselinia

Simply the best !

Versatile

Easy to prune

Bright green in colour

Prefers full sun

Ideal for coastal positions

Will re grow if cut back hard

griselinia hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

2) Common Laurel

A good glossy evergreen hedge.

Fast growing.

Will re grow if cut back hard.

Grows well in sun or shade.

Be prepared to cut regularly to avoid a giant.

Harmful to livestock !

common laurel hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

3) Portuguese Laurel

Also a good evergreen hedge

Slower growing than number 2) above

Tolerates sun or shade

Will re grow if cut back hard

Can get a bit big but not a quickly as Common Laurel

Harmful if eaten !

portuguese laurel from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

4) Photinia ‘Red Robin’

Good evergreen hedge with amazing new red foliage in Spring

Fast Growing

Will re grow if cut back hard

Tolerates sun or partial shade

Avoid pruning after end of August

Can get a bit big if not pruned regularly

photinia 'red robin' hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

5) Yew

Makes an ideal screen

Tolerates full sun or partial shade

Tolerated sheltered or exposed positions

Must be trimmed regularly - a real biggie if left !

Most of the plant, especially the seeds / berries are highly toxic !

yew hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

Medium evergreen hedging plants from Beecroft Nursery Wimborne ....


6) Pyracantha

Excellent evergreen hedge

Perfect for wildlife

Fantastic colour from red, orange or yellow berries in Autumn

Can grow an inch a week so keep up with pruning!

Buy some decent gloves or get somebody else to prune it !

pyracantha hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

7) Osmanthus

Evergreen screen but slightly ‘open’

Very pretty white bell shaped flowers in Spring

Tolerates full sun or partial shade

Can be kept to 1.2m high (3ft 9”)

osmanthus hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne
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Dwarf evergreen hedging plants from Beecroft Nursery Wimborne ....

8) Buxus or ‘Box’

Probably the most commonly used plant for dwarf hedges although can reach 5m high

(16ft 4”) if left untouched

Requires regular but light pruning

Prefers partial to full shade

BEWARE; Box Blight can affect your hedge disastrously

buxus 'box' hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

9) Pittosporum ‘Tom Thumb’

Purple foliage

Maximum height 1m (3ft 2”) but can be kept to 450mm (1ft 6”)

Regular light pruning

Ideal for seaside gardens

Doesn’t respond well to being cut back hard

pittosporum 'tom thumb' hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

10) Euonymous ‘Green Rocket’

Gloss dark green foliage, looks a little like ‘Box’ from a distance

A good alternative to ’Box’ if one is worried about ‘Box Blight’

Maximum height 1m (3ft 2”) but can be kept to 450mm (1ft 6”) or maybe slightly lower

Prefers sun but will tolerate partial shade

euonymous hedging from Beecroft Nurseries & Garden Centre Wimborne

Beecroft Nurseries offer the following seasonal plants and services; Hedging Plants, Flowering & Evergreen Shrubs, Large Specimen Plants, Palms, Ornamental Trees & Bamboos, Bedding Plants, Award Winning Hanging Baskets, Logs & Firewood with delivery service within a 10 mile radius, Premium Quality Real Christmas Trees on sale from 1st December - any size available.

All prices are inclusive of VAT. Terms; Credit Card payments can only be taken in our shop and not over the phone, strictly cash on all ‘delivered’ items only.

designed and managed by Robin

contact Damon on 01202 693705 or 07759 837404

or email beecroftnursery@gmail.com