List Updated On: 20/06/2022

At present we have, 53 Plants Suitable for Windbreaks and Hedges.
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Baccharis patagonica
'Romerillo' (Asteraceae) Tough customer growing wild on Tierra del Fuego, Has no great beauty of flower but has a good dense, glossy, small & hard deep green evergreen foliage on red-flushed young stems with a stiff upright bushy habit. Can be used as coastal hedging. evergreen 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Berberis darwinii
'Darwin's barberry' (Berberidaceae) An evergreen arching shrub with spiny dark green glossy leaves, hundreds of golden orange-yellow flowers in spring followed by bluish-black berries loved by birds. Easily grown & can be used in an informal hedge. Irregular shaped evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea 'Chocolate Summer'
(Berberidaceae) Dark purple round deciduous leves, darkening to take on choclately tones in sumers and tuning red in autumn. Upright compact stems, suitable for shorter hedges. Pale yellow small flowers in spring and small purple fruits in late summer. deciduous shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea
(Berberidaceae) Deciduous spiny stemmed upright growing stems with rich purple round leaves colouring red in autumn. small soft yellow flowers in early spring, small purple-black berries in late summer/autumn. deciduous shrub. 1.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Brachyglottis rotundifolia
Syn. Senecio renoldii 'Muttonbird shrub' (Asteraceae) One of the most salt wind tolerant shrubs, it makes a large solid bush in even the most exposed places. The large thick round evergreen emerald green leaves are like boot leather. Great for solid coastal windbreaks. A common wild plant on Stewart Island a 2-3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Buddleja globosa 'Cally Orange'
'Orange ball tree' (Scrophulariaceae) Vigorous large shrub with fragrant balls of orange-yellow flowers in early summer, this form has larger richer-coloured flowers than the typically encountered form. Unlike Buddleja davidii it dislikes heavy pruning. Rounded evergreen shrub. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (7)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Chiliotrichum diffusum
'Fachine' (Asteraceae) A bushy shrub from southern South America & the Falkland Islands (where it is the tallest native woody plant), closely related to Olearia with narrow grey-green leaves & many white daisy flowers with soft yellow eyes in early summer. shrub. 1.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Choisya 'Green Fingers'
'Mexican orange' (Rutaceae) Evergreen shrub with deeply cut rich green leaves with narrow fingers. If planted in a warm spot it can produce masses of sweetly scented pure white flowers in late spring and early summer. Rounded evergreen shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Corokia x virgata 'Frosted Chocolate'
(Argophyllaceae) New Zealand evergreen shrub with dense knotty silver stems that age black with chocolaty coloured leaves frosted with silvery hairs when young & silver on the back & with small yellow flowers in mid summer. Upright evergreen shrub. 1.4m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Corokia x virgata 'Welsh Whiskey'
(Argophyllaceae) Compact twiggy variegated shrub with small colourful leaves mottled bronzy orange, yellow and green with silvery backs on silver aeging black twigs. Small yellow flowers in early summer. Tight habit lends to being clipped into topiary of small hedge. Comp 50cm
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Escallonia 'Apple Blossom'
(Escalloniaceae) A lovely floriferous evergreen shrub & fine hedging plant, with dense pale green rounded leaves & mid pink broad petaled flowers white near the centre, rather like miniature apple blossom I suppose. Bushy evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Good as Gold'
(Escalloniaceae) New small Escallonia with very dense small golden leaves and a tight bushy habit and lots of pink flowers in summer. Can be pruned to form a low hedge also a good plant for both large containers or the open garden in exposed coastal situations. Compact ev 1.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Escallonia 'Iveyi'
(Escalloniaceae) Named for the gardener who first discovered this plant as a seedling at Caerhays in Cornwall. It is an evergreen shrub of uncommon quality. Dark glossy green leaves & white flowers are arranged in pyramidal panicles at the end of branches in late summer. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Peach Blossom'
(Escalloniaceae) A lovely floriferous evergreen shrub and fine hedging plant, with dense pale green rounded leaves and two-toned peachy-pink flowers in summer. Bushy evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia 'Red Elf'
(Escalloniaceae) Compact form with masses of deep crimson flowers in early to midsummer held singularly amongst the small deep green leaves. Useful for making into shorter hedges. Compact evergreen shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia Pink Elle
(Escalloniaceae) From Brittany a new compact, smaller growing form of the popular coastal evergreen Chilean shrub. Masses of showy big mid pink blunt cones of flowers all summer and repeat flowering in autumn. Bushy evergreen shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'
(Escalloniaceae) Probably the best & toughest Escallonia variety for hedging by the sea. As the name suggests, redder flowers and a more upright growth habit than the normal E. rubra var. macrantha, but equally vigorous. Upright evergreen shrub. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Escallonia rubra var. macrantha
(Escalloniaceae) One of the stalwarts of maritime protection originating from the Isle of Chiolé off Chile, pinky-red flowers & glossy dark green leaves. Widely used for coastal hedging it tends to grow outwards as much as upwards so needs plenty of pruning. Bushy evergre 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Fuchsia 'Riccartonii'
'Wild Fuchsia' (Onagraceae) Justifiably the most common hardy Fuchsia. Rather rounded scarlet sepals, dark purple narrow corolla. Excellent & very frost hardy deciduous shrub, good for coastal hedging. Dumpier flowers than F. magellanica. deciduous shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (6)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Fuchsia magellanica
(Onagraceae) The common 'Wild Fuchsia', tough vigorous deciduous shrub which produces an endless succession of graceful slender hanging blooms of purple & red, beloved of many pollinators. Fine hedging plant in coastal districts. Prune hard in early spring. deciduous 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (7)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Griselinia littoralis
'Papauma' / 'Kapuka' (Griseliniaceae) Lush apple-green leaves on strong fast growing plants. Makes an excellent quick growing and uniform evergreen hedge on all but the most exposed of coasts. If left un-clipped it can make a large spreading tree. Spreading evergreen shrub. 3m/10m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Griselinia littoralis 'Brodick Gold'
(Griseliniaceae) A variegated Griselinia, with a large pale cream splash in the middle of the leaf & an apple-green margin. Large evergreen shrub much used in West Coast gardens. evergreen shrub. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Hebe 'Great Orme'
(Plantaginaceae) Long spikes of long lasting deep pink flowers gradually fading to white in late summer & early autumn. A lovely large cultivar, deservedly popular & very free flowering, often compared to a Buddleja by our customers & popular with butterflies. shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Hebe John Collier
(Plantaginaceae) Vigorous very salt tolerant Hebe with rounded leaves & short open spikes of pink flowers in mid summer. We originally got this H. eliptica hybrid of unknown origin from the late John Collier a customer & Hebe enthusiast from Lewis. A good coastal hedging 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Ilex x meserveae Blue Angel
'Blue holly' (Aquifoliaceae) Female holly with compact habit, dark purple stems & flatter less spiny leaves than wild holy. A male plant is not supposed to be required for the purple-red berries to form for this variety, though we haven't tested this. Bushy evergreen tree. 5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia 'Talbot de Malahide'
Syn. O. albida hort. (Asteraceae) An O.avicenniifolia hybrid with leaves that remind me of mature Holm Oak (Quercus cerris), though larger & with white daisy flowers in late summer. Good large evergreen shrub for coastal gardens or hedging. Named for an Irish Australasian plant enthusiast 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia albida
'Tanguru' (Asteraceae) Very popular in it's native New Zealand as hedging, though a bit too tender away from the western coasts in the UK. It is similar to O. paniculata, though bushier, with a flatter margined dusty pale green leaf, fawn-white beneath. shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia arborescens
(Asteraceae) An excellent shrub for coastal situations. The foliage is similar to O. macrodonta, though not as rigid & with hardly any toothing. The sweetly fragrant flowers make a mass of white in late spring & early summer, among the first Kiwi species to flower. Up 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia cheesemanii
Syn. O. rani hort. (Asteraceae) It would be too hard to find another plant that could reliably cover so much of it's self in flower. In early summer umbels of white daisies smother the plant. Narrow elliptic lanceolate slightly glossy green evergreen leaves. evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £8.00
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Olearia Hybrid (rani Hilliers)
(Asteraceae) An attractive tight & very bushy unnamed Olearia hybrid with grey-green elliptic leaves with wavy margins & sweetly scented white & yellow daisies in late spring. It's tight habit makes this a good hedging subject. Upright evergreen shrub. 1.75m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia lineata 'Dartonii'
Syn. O. virgata var. l. 'D.' (Asteraceae) Slender erect branches & very narrow pale pea green leaves, inconspicuous sweet smelling flowers in mid summer. Looks a bit like an upright evergreen willow, grows very rapidly & highly adaptable. Excellent for quick coastal shelter planting. Upright ever 4m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Olearia macrodonta 'Major'
'Arorangi' / 'New Zealand holly' (Asteraceae) Leathery grey-green leaves with wavy teeth on the margins. Masses of sweetly scented white daisies in June. We use this vigorous, tough plant more than any other for shelter planting by the sea. Rounded evergreen shrub. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Olearia paniculata
'Akiraho' (Asteraceae) Popular in New Zealand for taller hedges in coastal districts, it has attractive mid green wavy leaves with a pale buff underside & a leathery texture. Attractive as a tree with smooth cinnamon bark which peels in long strips. Upright evergreen shrub. 6m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Olearia phlogopappa 'Sawtooth'
(Asteraceae) Very distinct form with buff indumentum beneath the stiff sharply toothed leaves & vigorous upright shoots with pithy centres. Small white daisies with a purple tinted yellow eye. Introduced by us from a form growing on the south coast of Tasmania. Uprig 1.75m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   1.5L  -  £6.25
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Olearia solandri
(Asteraceae) Compact small-leaved shrub with greenish-yellow shoots, white star-like flowers in autumn. Gives off a lovely atmosphere of marzipan scent when in flower & on cold winter days. From exposed coastal scrub in New Zealand. Rounded evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia traversiorum
'Chatham Island ake ake' (Asteraceae) One of the most wind tolerant trees or large shrubs on the planet. Rounded shiny green opposite leaves which are silver-white beneath. Fast growing, clips into a large hedge & can be grown in pure sand! In open structured soils cut-back fast-rowing uprigh To 6m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia traversiorum'Tweedledum'
(Asteraceae) A variegated form of one of the most wind tolerant trees or large shrubs on the planet. Rounded shiny green opposite leaves with a gold splash in the centre & silver-white underneath, which flutter aspen-like in the breeze. shrub. 4m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia traversiorum 'Variegata'
(Asteraceae) Upright evergreen coastal large shrub with irregular pale cream variegation. evergreen shrub. 3m
Cultural preferences: HZ (9)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia virgata narrower leafed form
'Twiggy tree daisy' (Asteraceae) Upright wiry silky black stems with opposite axils baring clusters of three deciduous 2cm long oblanceolate olive green leaves silky silver below. Tiny lightly scented ivory flowers in late summer. Good hardy dense twiggy screening plant. Upright deciduou 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia x capillaris
(Asteraceae) Small rounded leaves, white starry flowers in early-mid summer on older plants. Has a distinctive tight divaricating (like a roll of squashed chicken wire) habit which makes it great for a naturally thick small hedge. Most attractive in moderate exposure. 1.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia x mollis 'Zennorensis'
(Asteraceae) One of the best large evergreen foliage plants, stiff long narrow leaves (from O. lacunosa) grey-green above, buff below with small blunt toothing (from O. illicifolia). Zennor was the garden of W. Arnold-Forster near Lands End. Rounded evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.25
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Olearia x oleifolia 'Oleifolia'
Syn. O. 'Waikariensis' misapplied (Asteraceae) Dusty leaden grey leaves with white backs, many white daisies above the foliage in summer. One of the most garden worthy Olearias, tough & looks good year-round. Useful for lower coastal hedges. shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Olearia x scilloniensis
(Asteraceae) One of the best flowering of the genus, a vigorous plant with an upright habit, masses of white flowers in late spring. Use as a spectacular quick hedge in milder, moderately sheltered sites. Upright evergreen shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £5.00
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Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius
(Asteraceae) Grey-felted branches green leaves, flowers white, crimson in bud produced in summer. A quick growing upright shrub hailing from wet sub-alpine heaths in SE Australia & Tasmanian but is adaptable to soil drainage & performs very well by the sea. Upright ev 2.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Ozothamnus rosmarinifolius Coastal form
(Asteraceae) Upright evergreen Tasmanian shrub from stony coasts. Differs from the more normal bog-loving form in having slender shoots with longer, much thinner and greyer foliage and fuller heads of off white flowers though without such rich bud colouration. everg 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Ozothamnus vauvilliersii
Syn. Cassinia / Helichrysum v. 'Tauhinu' (Asteraceae) Dense small rounded, glossy green evergreen leaves & tight heads of white candytuft flowers from red buds in late summer. Very tough & adaptable NZ bush, it is to be found as far south as Auckland Island in the Sub-Antarctic. Upright evergreen shrub. 1m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Pittosporum tenuifolium hybrids
'Kohuhu' (Pittosporaceae) Small evergreen trees with wavy edged glossy emerald green leaves with red-black young shoots, dark smooth mature bark & small maroon flowers in the leaf axils in late spring. May be pruned as a hedge. evergreen shrub. 5-9m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   3L  -  £8.50
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Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Syn. Dasiphora f. (Rosaceae) Very tough deciduous shrub with masses of pure white flowers from May to September. deciduous shrub. 1.2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (3)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Spiraea 'Arguta'
'Bridal wreath' / 'Foam of May' (Rosaceae) An old seaside garden favourite, narrow pale green deciduous leaves & masses of crowded small white flowers in late April & May. Rounded deciduous shrub. 1.4m
Cultural preferences: HZ (6)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Tasmannia lanceolata 'Inverewe Prolific' female
Syn. Drimys l. 'Tasmanian pepper bush' (Winteraceae) This is a particularly free-fruiting female form that came from Inverewe Gardens. Cream flowers in spring followed by clusters of two-celled 8mm black fruits by the thousand. A male is also needed for fruits. Bushy evergreen shrub. 2.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.25
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Tasmannia lanceolata male
Syn. Drimys l. 'Tasmanian pepper bush' (Winteraceae) Evergreen shrub or small tree with dark foliage & red stems. These are male plants which are required to pollinate a female for berries. The exceedingly numerous flowers of the male are more attractive due to their pale yellow stamens. Bushy evergreen shr 2.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   1L  -  £5.00
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Tasmannia lanceolata seedlings
Syn. Drimys l. 'Tasmanian pepper bush' (Winteraceae) Evergreen shrub or small tree with aromatic dark foliage. These are seed-raised plants so may be male (showier flowers) or female (clusters of small round black berries if pollinated by a male). evergreen shrub. 2.5m
Cultural preferences: HZ (8)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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Weigela 'Florida Variegata'
(Caprifoliaceae) Popular deciduous variegated shrub, cream and pale green foliage accompanied by pale pink tubular flowers in early summer. Easy and hardy. Upright deciduous shrub. 2m
Cultural preferences: HZ (5)
Shrub   2L  -  £7.50
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