Ceanothus Hedge Plants Description
Native to North America, a Ceanothus hedge will bring a splash of colour to your garden - when it is not in flower, its striking dark green foliage will offer year-round cover. Ceanothus hedging is best suited to fertile, well-drained soils, and this easy-to-maintain shrub can be expected to grow between 20 - 40cm per year.
Ceanothus is known for its wide spreading habit, so it will need to be positioned to allow for growth. It looks particularly effective trained against a wall, in a sheltered, sunny position to ensure best growth, making sure to keep it protected from strong, cold winds, which can harm the plant.
Ceanothus hedge plants are available all year round. If you'd like to take a look at similar species, Hedges Direct has a wide range of flowering hedge plants that are sure to bring beauty and privacy to your home.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each pot size listed next to the products opposite. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. For pot grown plants as in the case of our range of Ceanothus, for 2 litre pots a good planting density is 3 per metre but you can plant as few as 1 per metre and you can fit in 5 (in a double staggered row) for a quickly established hedge. For the 5 litre pots - a good density is 2 per metre but 1 is perfectly acceptable or 3 if staggered in a double row.
For other pot sizes, just use the above guide to estimate or phone us for advice. It's worth bearing in mind, particularly for tall expensive plants, that you don't need to stick to an exact number. There's nothing wrong with planting 1.5 per metre (2 plants every 3m) if you can't decide between 1 or 2 plants per metre.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Ceanothus hedge trimming can be done in Spring. Trim the growth from the previous season between a third and a half of the growth in order to encourage flowering but keep the hedge at a manageable level.
Free delivery is available on most orders (except Premium Products) providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Standard Boxes (Bare roots up to 1.2m tall and pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£7.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Tall Boxes (Bare roots 1.2m and over)||£14.99 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Pallets (Root balls, large pots (10L+), trees etc)||£60.00 delivery charge (orders up to £350 incl VAT)||Orders of £350 and over - FREE|
|Pleached Trees (Specialist Delivery)||£450.00 delivery charge (orders up to £1500 incl VAT)||Orders of £1500 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall or large plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.).
Delivery Time - Please note that delivery times are currently 3-7 days excluding bank holidays. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days delivery. We are working through existing orders as quickly as possible to deliver new orders within this timescale.
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.
* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after any discounts have been applied.
Hedges Direct 12 Month Plant Guarantee
Our plants are guaranteed for 12 months after delivery subject to specific criteria. Visit our Hedges Direct Plant Guarantee Page for full details.
Nominated Day Delivery
Choose a delivery day that suits you with our new Nominated Day Delivery option at checkout. Whilst our standard no signature delivery means you don't need to take time away from other committments to receive your order, we understand that there are times our customers want to make sure they are present to accept delivery, either to plant straight away or to store somewhere safe and out of the way until you're ready to plant.
For an additional fee, you can make sure that your order arrives on the exact day you want it. Please note that this is additional charge to all qualifying orders, including those above the free delivery threshold for Standard Delivery.
Our Nominated Day Delivery is available year-round on the weekdays Tuesdays to Fridays, excluding the day after any bank holiday.
Some products are sent direct from our suppliers and as such are not available for Nominated Day Delivery. These include:- Cell Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Trough Grown Hedging Plants- Instant Hedging Screens- Premium Root Balls (250cm and above in height)- Turf
To book your Nominated Day Delivery for farther ahead than the 3 week window available online, please contact our Sales & Advice team to discuss your options.