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Flowering hedges are not just planted for their ornamental value, many species also offer very useful functions, such as thick foliage for screening or autumn berries for benefiting wildlife. For those looking for flowering hedges for privacy and security, consider the fast growing, thorny species such as Hawthorn, Pyracantha Hedging Guide or Berberis Hedging Guide. Alternatively, slow growing, flowering hedges such as Lavender Hedging Guide, Hebe 'Mrs Winder', 'Red Edge', Sutherlandii and Skimmia 'Rubella' are all capable of producing a low hedgerow, suitable as a colourful border or pathway edging.
For a flowering screening hedge, consider our range of Escallonia with stunning bell-shaped blossoms in a choice of colours. Or why not plant Mexican Orange Blossom (a favourite with Alan Titchmarsh!) which boasts citrus scented summer flowers. Of course we offer a great choice of flowering evergreen hedging plants for year round cover as well as many deciduous species for a countryside inspired feature. We can help you decide on the best flowering hedges for your location as we offer flowering hedge species suitable for a diverse range of soil conditions and planting sites.
We're often asked if our popular range of Laurel hedges produce flowers - some varieties do indeed flower. Cherry Laurel is smothered with bee friendly white flowers in Spring but if you're looking for a more compact Laurel hedge, you should consider the flowering Compact Laurel.
A good tip for pruning flowering hedges is to always wait until the flowers have died down before trimming. This will encourage an even stronger flourish the following spring. Please see individual species pages for more specific pruning advice for flowering shrubs.
You will find a selection of flowering hedge plants as bare roots and root balls, available from November until April. Many flowering hedge species are also available in pot and cell grown form, for planting year round.