Pyracantha Saphyr ‘Jaune’ is commonly known as Firethorn and is evergreen shrub with dark green leaves, spiny branches and bunches of small white flowers in late spring. These are followed by a profusion of bright yellow berries in autumn. It is for these showy berries that it is grown, providing colour in the garden when there is little else. It can be grown as a free-standing shrub, against a wall or as a hedge.
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Escallonia ‘Red dream’ is a small, bushy, evergreen shrub with small, glossy leaves. From mid-summer to early autumn, it bears small, red, tubular flowers. Making a low garden evergreen hedge.
‘Gloire de Versailles’ is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub of rounded habit, with broadly oval, light green leaves to 8cm in length, and large panicles of scented powder-blue flowers
Myrtus communis tarentina is a small evergreen shrub of dense growth, with small, narrowly ovate leaves, and pink buds opening to white flowers followed by white berries in a hot summer.
Cornus is more commonly known as Dog Wood. They make great hedges which are easily grown. In the winter they have an added bonus of beautiful vibrant stem colours.
I look at the following types that we have grown into hedges at the Stackyard Nursery:
Cornus sanguinea or Common Dogwood is a medium to
Cornus stolonifera ‘Flaviramea’ which is a
I enjoy the look of areas planted with gradations of colour in this are I have concentrated on yellow using the following plants:
I would also like to show you our Griselinia Littoralis and Euonymus shrubs which also make spectacular hedging plants.
Forsythia Gold Tide has a
Cytisus battandieri also called Pinapple Broom or Moroccan Broom has beautiful yellow flowers
If you are looking for a hedge that has all year round foliage the choice of Ilex could be perfect for you.