French Lavender Hedge Plants Description
French Lavender (sometimes known as Spanish Lavender) has a number of differences from English Lavender hedge plants. Instead of flower spikes with narrow flowers, it has bracts on the end of the flower spikes - rather like ears. Often called Butterfly Lavender, this variety has produced distilled oil since the Middle Ages.
French Lavender is a popular variety of Lavender hedging, but we do also have the following additional varieties - English Lavender, Lavender 'Hidcote', White Lavender, and Dwarf Lavender. See even more hedge plants with flowers, as well as other fragrant hedging.
These plants are available all year round. Plants bought in Autumn, Winter or Spring will flower in the first Summer.
We are happy to do a discounted pallet deal of mixed Lavenders - please phone to specify how you'd like them to be mixed.
Is French Lavender Evergreen?
All lavender varieties are technically classed as evergreen, as in warmer climates they retain their grey-green foliage year round. However, the cooler UK climate means Lavender plants go into dormancy from early autumn until late spring. During dormancy the foliage turns brown and twiggy, appearing to die back. This is perfectly normal and as the weather warms in late spring, your Lavender plant will once again become green with new shoots.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
. As a general rule however, smaller pots such as 2Lpots can be planted anything up to 6 plants per metre (if planting in s double staggered row) whilst larger plants require less plants per metre due their size. It all depends on the fullness of hedge you wish to achieve and the time you are happy to wait to achieve this.
French lavender is a more fragile variety, so it is best to lightly prune. Ensure that you never cut into the bare wood as this could damage or even kill the plant.
Initially, prune very lightly just after your French lavender has had its first flowering. After this, throughout the growing season keep deadheading the plant and shaping it as required.
In late August, prune it a little harder but still taking care not to prune too drastically. This will then set the plant up for the winter and encourage good, healthy growth the following year.
Lavender and Dormancy
It's important to note that when Lavender goes into dormancy from early autumn until late spring, it will become brown and twiggy .This is perfectly normal and it will become green again in the spring. Read our Hedges Direct Lavender Guide
for more advice and information.
is available on all orders 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|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
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