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We speak to some hedging suppliers to find out which hedges are best for various locations. 

Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’

Provender Nurseries


Hedging for a city garden.

Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’


Working in garden maintenance in the centre of London, you appreciate the importance of a dense hedging plant that captures both noise and air pollution whilst creating a dense screen that gives privacy and acts as a great background for other plants.

Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’ does just that and is a stalwart of the hedging plant world.

The small oval shaped, dark green glossy leaves are held on strongly coloured red stalks that contrast well with the foliage in the winter months and provide dense cover all year round. Somehow the leaves tend to remain glossy in all but the most polluted of central city gardens.

Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’ is tolerant of many aspects from sun through to shade and virtually any soil except for waterlogged.

Available in a wide range of sizes and forms, Prunus lusitanica ‘Myrtifolia’ numbers has risen in popularity in recent years. Also available as panels and pleached where space is limited.



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Hedging for a traditional garden.

Carpinus betulus


A traditional garden hedge would have been to keep domestic livestock in the garden and wild animals out.  As such it would have been something like Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). In a more modern garden this is too spiky and utilitarian, so a much better solution would be Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus).

This makes a great boundary to a traditional garden it has lovely soft green leaves in the spring, fully in leaf by May. It holds it leaves well into the autumn when it turns a pale golden yellow. The silver brown leaves are held well into the winter giving privacy and screening when most deciduous hedges are bare.

Hornbeam is tolerant of all soil conditions which makes it a good all around hedge for anywhere. With the ability to be trimmed formally or allowed to be a little bit looser depending on the effect wanted, hornbeam should be the hedge in all gardens.



Carpinus betulus

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