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Confier (Cuprocyparis)

Pictured - Leylandii Cypress 'Gold Rider'

Cuprocyparis are large, very fast-growing evergreen trees of narrowly conical or columnar habit, with tiny scale-like leaves in dense sprays, and small spherical cones


Genus: Conifer (Cuprocyparis)

Species: Leylandii Cypress 'Gold Rider'

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Type: Evergreen, Column/ Upright

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Well-drained, Clay/Chalky/Sand/ Loam

Height: Above 12metres (varies with species)

Spread: 4-8 metres (varies with species)


 Prunus 

Pictured - Prunus Laurocerasus

'Cherry Laurel'

Prunus can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs with showy flowers in spring, and often good autumn foliage colour. Some have edible fruit in autumn, and a few species have ornamental bark

Genus: Prunus

Species: Prunus Laurocerasus (Cherry Laurel)

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Type: Evergreen, Evergreen, Bushy

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Moist but Well-drained, Clay/Chalky/Sand/ Loam

Height: 4-8 metres (varies with species)

Spread: More than 8 metres (varies with species)

NB Leaves and fruit can be harmful if digested

Fagus sylvatica

Beech (Fagus sylvatica) is native to the UK. It is deciduous but when grown as hedging and trimmed annually in August, the leaves will usually be retained in a dry state throughout most of the winter. This enhances its winter appearance and gives value as a year round screen.


Genus: Fagus

Species: Sylvatica

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Type: Evergreen, Evergreen, Bushy

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Moist but Well-drained, Clay/Chalky/Sand/ Loam

Height: 18 metres (varies with species)

Spread: 7-10 metres (varies with species)


Photinia x fraseri 'red robin'

Photinia can be evergreen or deciduous shrubs, trees or a small hedge with simple leaves and panicles of small white flowers, usually followed by red berries

Genus: Photinia

Species: X Fraseri 'Red Robin'

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Type: Evergreen, Evergreen, Bushy

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Moist but Well-drained, Clay/Sand/ Loam

Height: 2.5 - 5 metres (varies with species)

Spread: 2.5 -5metres (varies with species)

Ligustrum

Pictured -  Ovlifolium (Privet)

 Ligustrum can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, small trees or hedging , with simple, entire leaves and panicles of small, often unpleasantly scented white flowers in spring or summer, followed by black or deep purple berries. Privet is almost destructible once established and a very popular choice!

 

Genus: Ligustrum (Privet)

Species: Ovlifolium 

Exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Type: Evergreen, Evergreen, Bushy

Hardiness: Hardy

Soil type: Moist but Well-drained, Clay/Sand/ Loam/ Chalk

Height: 2.5 - 5 metres (varies with species)

Spread: 2.5 -5metres (varies with species)