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Tel. 01829 720514

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Native Yew Hedging Plants £4 each.

Portugal Laurel £2.50 each.

Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata) £2.50 each

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How to choose a Hedge

Traditionally hedges were planted to keep animals from going astray, but nowadays we plant them mainly for privacy and to mark boundaries.

If you know that you want a hedge but can’t decide what to plant, here are a few basic ideas for deciding what kind of hedge would suit your garden.

If you want a quick 6 ft evergreen screen for privacy then laurel is the favourite, it can be cut right back and will recover, but does not like it wet and is poisonous to cattle. Also Western Red Cedar is a good alternative to Leylandii as it is much easier to keep under control. If you are prepared to wait a bit longer or have a slightly lower hedge in mind yew, holly, or privet are good choices. Both Yew and Holly are native evergreens.

For security prickly plants are very effective, top of the list being berberis. But holly, and pyracantha are good too. Pyracantha can also make fence panels more attractive looking with flowers and berries.

For a more ornamental hedge coloured leaves are good such as golden or silver privet, lonicera nitida baggensens gold or photinia red robin. For flowers escallonia, fuchsia, pyracantha, or berberis are good. It is hard to garden in front of a very colourful hedge all you can do is play with contrasts. A green hedge provides a good background for more colourful planting.



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The Nursery is situated a quarter of a mile down the lane opposite the Bickerton Poacher, off the A534 Nantwich to Wrexham Road. The lane is signposted to Peckforton and Beeston Castles.




Morgan's Nursery Stonehouse Lane, Bulkeley, Nr. Malpas, Cheshire, SY14 8BQ

email: dm@hedgeit.co.uk

Price List October 2018

 Terms: We accept Cards or Cash


Opening Hours:

Mon Tue Wed Fri Sat: 9 AM to 5 PM (Summer) or Dusk (Winter)

Sundays & Bank Hols: 10 AM to 4 PM


 Chester, Wrexham Clwyd, Nantwich, Crewe, Whitchurch Shropshire, Northwich, and Winsford are all within easy reach of Morgans Nursery.



Evergreen Hedging Plants Our Speciality

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Box Green & Variegated - (Buxus Sempervirens)

Plant Box 6-9in. apart. It is ideal for low ornamental hedging or edging. It is often used to mark the boundary of open plan gardens.


2-3 inch pots - up to 20 cm 


7.5 litre pots - up to 75 cm




Holly - (Ilex Aquifolia)

Plant Holly 12-18in. apart for an evergreen hedge with built in prickles for security. Excellent for thickening or gapping a native hedge as it keeps its leaves in winter. It is slower growing than leylandii and laurel and therefore more suitable for a low hedge although it can grow quite tall.


Holly Green


1 litre pots


3-4  litre pots


Holly Variegated


Leylandii - (× Cupressocyparis leylandii)

Leylandii: Green, Castlewellan Gold, Robinsons Gold & Variegated.

All our Leylandii are all pot grown for a quicker start and greater success. Plant them 2-3ft. apart for an evergreen hedge. There is a choice of plants in Green, Gold, and Green with White flecks. Leylandii hedges are excellent evergreen screens, but they must be controlled as they can grow up to 3 feet per year. Try to keep them shorter and thinner than you want and they will probably end up the right size. The gold varieties brighten up any garden particularly when viewed from the North. A good alternative to Leylandii is Western Red Cedar (Thuja Plicata), see below.

1 litre pots 2.50

Laurel - (Prunus)

Plant Laurel 18in. apart for a glossy evergreen screen, the growth rate is up to 2ft. per year. Laurel is a good alternative to leylandii as it is much more controllable. Laurel is poisonous to Horses & Cattle so should not be planted against a paddock. It will recover if cut back hard into the old wood.


Portugal Laurel (Prunus lusitanica)


1 litre pots


Privet Green, Golden, Silver - (Ligstrum Ovalifolium)

Plant Privet 9-12in. apart. Privet usually keeps its leaves over Winter. There are Green, Gold and Silver varieties to choose from.


1 litre pots


2-3 litre pots


Western Red Cedar - (Thuja Plicata)

Plant Thuja Plicata (Western Red Cedar) 2ft apart. Western Red Cedar is an evergreen hedge often mistaken for Leylandii. The foliage is bottle green and aromatic, (which makes cutting it a pleasure). It will recover if cut back hard into the old wood which makes it easier to keep under control.


1 litre pots


6 litre pots - 1 to 1.8 metres 


Yew - (Taxus Baccata)

Plant Yew 12-18in apart. Yew is the aristocrat of the native hedging world, it can be kept very neat and grows a foot per year belying its reputation for being slow. Yew hedges can be trimmed to any height from 1 foot to 20 feet and always look very smart. It will not tolerate waterlogged soil. The leaves are poisonous to horses and cattle and the berries are poisonous if eaten.


2-3 litre pots - 0.5 to 0.9 metres






Fuggles, Prima Donna, Goldings, Northern Brewer, Saaz, Challenger, Phoenix


Golden Tassels


Tree Seedlings


Monkey Puzzle




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Shrubs suitable for hedging or fedging (Plant 12-18in. apart)  

To soften fence panels try growing Cotoneaster Horizontalis, Chaenomeles or Pyracantha as a "fedge" along the whole length.






Cotoneaster Horizontalis




Lonicera Nitida (Shrubby Honeysuckle)




1 litre pots


4 litre pots - 1 to 1.5 metres


Photinia Red Robin


Quince Pink, Red, White, Orange


A selection of other shrubs from


Wall & Climbing Plants


A selection at


Ornamental Conifers


A selection of large conifers in 7.5l pots


A selection of dwarf conifers in 5l pots


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