At present we have, 21 Plants Suitable for Windbreaks and Hedges.
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Amelanchier canadensis
'June-berry' / 'Service-berry' (Rosaceae) Fine easy large shrub or small tree with masses of white flowers in spring, if the bullfinches haven't found it! It has excellent autumn colour. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (4)
Shrub   3L   -   £8.00
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Berberis thunbergii f. atropurpurea
(Berberidaceae) Well known purple-leaved deciduous dense spiny shrub with red autumn colour and yellow flowers in early spring. A versatile plant popular for suburban hedges and in many tough places. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   3L   -   £8.00
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Berberis x ottawensis f. purpurea 'Superba'
(Berberidaceae) Rounded vigorous deciduous bush with red-purple leaves colouring crimson in autumn & clusters of golden yellow flowers in spring. 1.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (7)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Cotoneaster floccosus
(Rosaceae) Small evergreen tree, or with pruning large shrub, with a gracefuly arching stems. Narrow emerald green leaves, white flowers in early summer followed by orange-red berries in late summer and autumn. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 3m/10m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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 plant of unknown origin from the late John Collier a customer & Hebe enthusiast from Lewis, it contains some H. eliptica blood. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Leptospermum scoparium var. scoparium
'Tea tree' (Myrtaceae) This is the Tasmanian form, it has a broader leaf than the more familiar New Zealand forms, dark shiny green with a sharp tip & masses of comparatively large white flowers smother the plant. From damp coastal habitats. Vigorous, tough & showy. 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
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   -   £7.00
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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. 1.75m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   1.5L   -   £6.00
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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. 4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 3m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
(Rosaceae) Very tough deciduous shrub with masses of pure white flowers from May to September. 1.2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   1.5L   -   £6.00
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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. 1.4m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (6)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Tasmaniana 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. 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.50
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Tasmaniana 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. 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Tasmaniana lanceolata female
Syn. Drimys l. 'Tasmanian pepper bush (Winteraceae) A neat evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. Cream flowers are borne in spring, black berries follow in late summer. The seeds can be used as a pepper substitute. Unpalatable to browsers. 2.5m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (8)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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Ulex europaeus 'Flore Pleno'
'Double gorse' (Fabaceae) Exactly like the wild whin, only the coconut-scented flowers in early spring are double. Being double gives the bonus that it won't seed all over the place. Good as a quick impenetrable hedge on poor ground. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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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. 2m
Cultural preferences:
HZ (5)
Shrub   2L   -   £7.00
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