English Lavender Hedge Plant (Lavandula angustifolia) Description
Lavender 'Munstead' scent is often used to deter pests from other host plants such as fruit trees. The grey/green leaves are aromatic and the flower spikes are famous for their perfume. Lavender flowers from midsummer attracting butterflies, bees and other winged insects and pollinators which then attracts wild birds.
English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead') was the basis of the England's lavender oil industry in the 1700's, and it's easy to see (or smell!) why with their incredible fragrance. A traditional favourite for the classic English cottage garden, Lavender 'Munstead' makes for a compact, hardy and easy to grow shrubby hedge. Compared to the other main native 'Hidcote' variety of Lavender from the UK, English Lavender 'Munstead' has a softer and relatively pale shade of purple flowers, with a lighter colour of foliage.
English Lavender plants are a popular variety of Lavender hedging, but we do also have the following additional varieties for sale - Lavender 'Hidcote'
, French Lavender
, White Lavender
, and Dwarf Lavender
See also our range of low growing hedging plants
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. This makes your Lavender hedge pruning routine vital for the appearance of your Lavender hedge in 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.
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|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £60 incl VAT) ||Orders of £60 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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