Viburnum tinus is an evergreen that forms a dense hedge up to 3-4 metres tall. The leaves are dark glossy green. Viburnum tinus produces masses of white flowers from pink buds for a long period from October until April. Any free-draining soil in sun or shade. Rate of growth: up to 45cm per year. Plant between 60cm and 100cm apart (approximately 2-3 feet apart). Hedges with plants 60cm apart "fill in" to form a dense hedge quicker than those planted 100cm apart.
Evergreen Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium is a very strong hedge that stays green in a mild winter and thrives almost anywhere. The Evergreen Privet is suitable for any type of soil and is easy to clip into shape. For a beautiful dense hedge, you need to plant 5 per metre. Height supplied 40-50 cm.
If you are thinking about planting a new hedge and have doubts on which plant is the best for you, we are offering a list of the most popular ones so you can choose whichever suits you best. Hedges are a necessary part of every garden, providing privacy, blocking wind or even buffering noise. But most importantly edges provide structure to your garden. Hedging plants are usually budget friendly especially if you buy them bare-rooted.