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 Potentilla Hedge
 Privet Hedge (Ligustrum ovalifolium)
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 Rosemary Hedge (Rosmarinus officinalis)
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 Spindle (Euonymus europaeus)
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Hedges Direct are a specialist grower of a huge range of hedging plants, in all sizes from 30cm to 3m. We stock bare roots, cell grown plants, pot grown shrubs and root ball hedge plants so whether you want deciduous or evergreen hedging, cheap garden hedging or top of the range instant hedging, fine topiary, trees or lawn turf youve found the right company.

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Hedging Plants for Shade


With an increase in urban/city living, more gardens are being overlooked or bordered by walls and neighbouring buildings; casting shade onto outdoor spaces and leaving homeowners unsure about which plants are best suited to shade. However, contrary to common belief, shaded planting sites don’t have to dampen your gardening dreams! At Hedges Direct we always say it’s best to plant for your situation than try to fight the elements, so here you will find our best shade loving plants for hedging.

Our most popular shade tolerant hedging:

Berberis
(Compact Barberry)
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Box
(Buxus sempervirens)
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Cherry Laurel
(Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia')
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Cotoneaster franchetii
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Euonymus Emerald & Gold
(Variegated Euonymous)
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Lonicera
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Pyracanthia
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Western Red Cedar
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Yew
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If you are planting your hedging near a wall, we recommend leaving at least 30cm of space. Planting near a wall can create two types of shaded planting conditions: a north facing position will create a cold and damp site whereas a south facing position will be dry and shaded. If you have a larger garden with tall trees, this will also cast shade over your planting site. Dappled shade from overhanging trees makes for an attractive aesthetic but it’s important to use rootgrow in these conditions as trees take up a lot of the soil’s moisture creating a dry, shaded site. Make sure to generously water new hedging regularly (especially when planted in shade) during its first few growing seasons.

Studies have in fact shown that over time certain plants have adapted to living in shade. Aware that they need to focus their strength on survival, plants apply an energy-efficient growth system, focussing on their stems making sure they reach towards the sunlight. Less energy is used on the growth of their roots or leaves but the leaves will grow upwards with the stem. To ensure the root system remains strong, we would advise planting with rootgrow which increases the intake of moisture and is proven to strengthen a plant’s root structure. Our traditionally tough hedging plants will thoroughly thrive in shade. Many of our classic evergreen hedging and fast growing conifer hedging make the ideal shade loving plants.

Most popular shade loving evergreen hedges:

Spotted Laurel
(Aucuba japonica)
Berberis darwinii
(Darwin's Barberry)
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Box
(Buxus sempervirens)
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Cherry Laurel
(Prunus Laurocerasus)
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Cotoneaster franchetii
(Franchet's Cotoneaster)
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Lonicera
(Lonicera nitida)
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Portuguese Laurel
(Prunus lusitanica)
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Western Red Cedar
(Thuja plicata)
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Yew
(Taxus baccata)
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It’s good to bear in mind that although many species of flowering hedges will grow in shade, they will not flower as profusely. This is because the more sun a flowering plant receives, the more flowers it will produce, also resulting in more berries.

Flowering hedges for shade, our top pick:

Berberis x stenophylla
(Evergreen Barberry)
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Cotoneaster franchetii
(Franchet's Cotoneatser)
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Cotoneaster lacteus
(Late Cotoneaster)
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Pyracantha
(Red, Orange, Yellow Berries)
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Skimmia
(Skimmia japonica 'Rubella')
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Viburnum tinus
(Laurustinus)
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All of the hedging species you find in this section are suited to growing in shade. The range includes climbing plants for shade, such as Pyracantha; evergreen plants for shade, including classic Buxus and variegated Spotted Laurel as well as many other types of useful shade loving plants for hedging.

 

 
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