Conifer Hedging

Conifer Hedging

We’re often asked by new customers what the definition of a conifer hedge actually is and why they make such great hedging. Firstly, conifer literally means cone-bearer which is where the name originates from. You can identify a conifer hedge plant by its needle-like or frond-shaped, almost scaly foliage. The majority of conifers are evergreen and are often planted for their resin producing benefits, but we rate them for their dense, brightly coloured foliage, which makes the perfect year-round privacy screen and their often fragrant scent. Conifer hedges have also proven to be excellent pollution-absorbing hedge plants as they are very efficient at soaking up airborne toxins, particularly from traffic fumes, making them ideal hedging plants for heavily trafficked areas.

Read our full Conifer Hedging Guide here

For alternative evergreens to conifer type hedging plants or to find out more about our UK Native hedge species, click on the links below.

Due to the small and compact foliage of conifer hedge plants, they can often be used to create topiary shapes, such as our Topiary Balls & their larger cousin Topiary Domes as well as Topiary Cones & Pyramids, which are all available shaped from Yew, as well as other non-conifer species.


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