Company details for Hedges Direct Ltd

Hedges Direct Ltd

  • 0125 (Display number) 01257 263873
Five Acres Nursary
Dawbers Lane
Chorley Lancashire PR7 6EE United Kingdom

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Hornbeam is very similar to Beech (Fagus sylvatica) in appearance but its leaves have deeper veins. Carpinus Betulus hedging tolerates poor soils and exposed sites better than Beech. It is a hardy, native, semi evergreen (holding its leaves through winter although it does tend to lose more leaves than Beech), with green catkins in late spring through to autumn, turning to fruit suitable for wildlife - see our other reccomended native suggestions. Hornbeam's winter appearance is very similar to Beech with copper coloured leaves but they aren't quite as bright in colour, more of a brown/grey compared to the orange/brown of Fagus sylvatica leaves

Ideal for heights of up to 5 metres, Hornbeam makes the perfect hedge for keeping out noise and wind, as well as providing a fantastic privacy screen. Not only a good option if you are looking for privacy, Hornbeam excells in poorer conditions so if you planting with limitations such as shade, clay/wet soils or windy sites then Carpinus betulus may be the right hedge for you. Another use of Hornbeam hedging is within mixed native packs, because while it makes an exceptional single species hedge it also shines when combined with other species. Hornbeam is available in all root types and can be purchased as cell grown, pot grown, bare roots, root balls and instant hedging.

Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) 40/60cm in 2 litre pots
Price:£3.99 (Excluding VAT at 20%)

Recommended planting density = 3 to 5 per metre

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About us

Trading online for over 11 years, Hedges Direct are specialist suppliers of hedging, pleached and ornamental trees, living screens, topiary and turf. With decades of experience in the horticultural industry and a culture firmly focused on quality and service, we are able to supply specimen plants for any size project or garden, all with an industry leading delivery turnaround. 

Our award-winning sales and service team are available 6 days a week and 7 in peak planting season, offering bespoke quotes, expert advice and exclusive trade and retail discounts. We offer next day, weekend and specified delivery dates and we’ll deliver direct to your home or your client’s address, on a day to suit you, with no signature required. 

With our own plant nursery and an extensive network of growers across the UK and Europe, if we don’t stock it, we can usually source it so please get in touch with your requirements.

Find our most popular hedging species on the home page of our website along with special offers and all your hedging solutions including :

  • Evergreen Hedging
  • Pot Grown Packs
  • Extra Large Root Balls
  • Conifer Hedging
Hedges Direct have been supplying ITV’s Love Your Programme Television Series since 2013.

Hedges Direct are proud to have been recognised as a Gold Trusted Merchant by Feefo and Garden Retail Awards 2017 by Horticulture Week.

The Hedging Network
As a nationwide supplier of hedging plants (amongst other things) we are regularly asked by our customers for recommended horticulture experts in their area. The Hedging Network was created to bring together a selection of reputable and experienced landscapers and garden designers from around the country, in order to display their contact details in one location.
Joining The Hedging Network allows your company details to be visible to the thousands of potential customers browsing our website every day. As an Approved Member, our sales team are able to refer customers directly to you when placing their order. We’ve received a lot of positive feedback from Approved Members and it’s completely FREE to join!
In addition to your contact details being visible within our database, a direct link to your website will also be included so that browsing customers can easily access more information if it was needed. An Approved Member has full access to our approved badge which can be displayed on your website so you can showcase your membership and advertise that your company demonstrates the high level of quality service and expertise required to meet The Hedging Network criteria. We also broadcast our new joiners on our social media pages, reaching even more clientele.


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Hedges Direct Ltd

Staff polite, friendly and helpful. Product fine and delivered on time and I am sure will be great if the deer leave them alone! Thank you.


Hedges Direct Ltd

Great range on the website. Customer services very knowledgeable and got straight through.


Hedges Direct Ltd

Very good service but thought delivery was a bit too expensive as for the same weight collect plus would be half the cost, overhaul the bare root stems look really healthy


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