Lavender Plants & Hedges
Lavender is an extremely popular hedging shrub, whose distinctive look can be easily identified, bringing classical English essence to a garden. Famous for the wonderful spires of blue, purple and white flowers and the delightful fragrance that they produce, Lavender is grown around the world for its beauty, but also for it’s the harvesting of its essential oil, amongst other products.
The sweet scent that Lavender produces, which can be described as pine-like and floral, comes from its attractive grey-green foliage. Being evergreen, Lavender provides you with its wonderful foliage and pleasant aroma through every season.
In summer, Lavender displays short cylindrical flower heads that radiate fantastic colours. You’ll enjoy these profuse flowers every bit as much as the butterflies and bees who adore the spectacular colours and when left unpruned, the flowers develop seeds that make a tasty treat for many garden birds.
We supply a selection of Lavender hedging plants that produce flowers of different shades of blue, purple and white. Whether you prefer the dark colour of Lavender Hidcote, or the supple tones of Dwarf Lavender, at Hedges Direct we have the best Lavender plants for you.
View our range of Lavender plants below;
Choose from our range of Lavender hedge plants to find the variety to best suit your garden. For bold colours that make effective focal points, English Lavender and Lavender Hidcote (Hidcote being the darker of the two) exhibit impacting shades of purple on clusters of flowers that stand erect above the contrasting grey-green foliage.
Our Dwarf Lavender produces slightly lighter coloured flowers than the aforementioned English Lavender and Lavender Hidcote. The soft shades of purple bring with them a calming impression, perfect for a relaxed garden environment. Its compact nature and slow growth rate is ideal for mixed hedges where small plants are required, allowing you to gain as much interest as possible when combining a number of hedge species.
The unique flower structure of French Lavender differentiates itself from its relatives. Instead of showing spikes with narrow flowers, it displays neat flowers that shoot bracts from the top - resembling small rabbit ears.
The elegant White Lavender makes a wonderful alternative to the stereotypical purple colour which Lavender is renowned for. Position this diverse hedging plant amongst a darker back drop to enhance its beauty or use to create focal points by complementing other plants as white flowers have the ability to emphasise brighter colours.
For those wanting a full lavender feature, an elaborate combination of our selection of Lavender can create outstanding visual effects. Plant them in random groupings as the intricate colours will produce abstract features, or plant in colour coordinated areas as the different shades of purple allows to you obtain diverse gradients, from light to dark purple or vice versa.
These low flowering shrubs are seen in an abundance of gardens and designs as sensory borders, perfect for administrating structure or highlighting other garden features. Although Lavender looks great as a single species row, its established height of 40-60cm makes it ideal for a mixed species hedge. The intermediate height fits flawlessly in a decorative border surrounded by shorter flowers and taller trees or makes a decorative base for larger, privacy screen hedges. Plant Lavender for a relaxed garden style around seating areas as their fragrance creates a calming atmosphere whilst deterring flies, mosquitos and ants so you can proudly showcase your garden without being pestered by unwanted insects.
Although we have a number of alternative Lavender shrubs, the growing conditions are the same for all. Position Lavender in full sun and soil that is well drained as once established, they are drought tolerant and prefer not to be in wet and heavy soils. Being drought tolerant, Lavender plants are perfect for rock and gravel gardens.
The slow growth rate means they are easily maintained. Pruning Lavender plants should be done annually after flowering in late autumn once the flowers have been picked or if left untouched, once the colours start to fade. Lavender can withstand a heavy cut back, up to a third of its growth. However, French Lavender requires just a light prune.
For those with challenging clay soils, Lavender will thrive in pots. They will benefit from improved drainage and air circulation which is unattainable in challenging soil conditions. Potted lavender plants bring splashes of vibrant colours to paved or decked areas.SHOP ENGLISH LAVENDER >SHOP HIDCOTE LAVENDER >SHOP FRENCH LAVENDER >SHOP WHITE LAVENDER >SHOP DWARF LAVENDER >