Hidcote Lavender Hedge Plants Description
This variety grows to about 50cm and is included in our low growing section alongside heaps of alternative species.
Lavender Hidcote is a popular variety of Lavender hedging, but we do also have the following additional varieties for sale - English Lavender, French Lavender, White Lavender, and Dwarf Lavender.
Lavender prefers full sun, ideally south or west facing. It is suitable for poor or moderately fertile, well drained alkaline soil. Once established they are drought tolerant and they certainly do not like to be waterlogged or to sit in wet soil - plant on a soil ridge to avoid roots sitting in wet soil. Tolerant of seasiode weather conditions. See also our range of hedging for exposed sites
The practicality of Lavender Hidcote makes this wonderful shrub a poplar alternative when it comes to box hedging and blight.
Hidcote Lavender are available all year round - plants bought in Autumn, Winter or Spirng will flower in the first Summer.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Lavender is very easy to cultivate but the key to its longevity is pruning. This should be done as soon as the flowers start to fade in August - they can handle a hard pruning and we recommend removing one third of the plant, not just the flower spikes. Small shoots will grow a further 5cm before the plants start to go dormant in September, giving them a lush, tidy appearance through Winter. Alternatively, you can leave the spent flower heads on the plants until spring because in winter, when food for birds is scarce, birds will come to feed on the seeds - goldfinches in particular! Plants might eventually become wooded and straggly so it is best to replace a hedge after about 20 years though this is not always necessary.
It's Free! on UK mainland orders over £60 or just £12 for orders under £60.
There are some exceptions to this dependent upon delivery area and orders where a minimum order value is required i.e. tall plants and some palletised deliveries - please see our Delivery Information Page
for further detailed information. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings.
*Shipping costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
It's Quick! - most orders are despatched within 3-5 working days
Next Day Delivery is availble. We can offer next day delivery on most species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263873 to find out if your order is eligible.
It's Convenient - no need to wait in all day to sign, we don't need a signature (the odd, larger order may require a signature but will be delivered at a mutually agreeable time)
It's Tried & Tested - we use only couriers who have shown consistency in their efficiency & care