Lavender - English

Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' hedging

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English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead') is your quintessential lavender hedging plant and it was the basis of the England's lavender oil industry in the 1700's. Its recognisable smell makes it a traditional English cottage garden favourite. English Lavender 'Munstead' has a softer and relatively pale shade of purple flowers, with a lighter colour of foliage compared to Hidcote Lavender

This hedging plant is perfect for low, informal hedging borders or it can be planted as a single shrub and still provide a burst of colour and fragrance to your garden. It is also a hit with bee's so keep an eye out for them come summer. 

English Lavender with its more subtle sweet fragrance also has many culinary uses, adding an aromatic twist to honey, biscuits, cakes and even cocktails!

More Information

  • Berry Colour None
  • Deciduous No
  • Semi Evergreen No
  • Evergreen Yes
  • Flower Colour Purple
  • Grows Up To 0.5m
  • Has Berries No
  • Is Edible No
  • Native Yes
  • Intruder Proof No
  • Privacy Hedge No

Lavender is very easy to cultivate but the key to its longevity is pruning. This should be done as soon as the flowers start to fade in August. They can handle a hard pruning and we recommend removing one third of the plant, not just the flower spikes. This allows light to penetrate into the heart of the plant after which small shoots will then grow a further 5cm before the plants start to go dormant in September.

Pruning in this way ensures that the plants have a lush, tidy appearance through winter. Once spring comes, the new shoots wil re-commence their growth giving you a dense shrub and healthy production of flowers as the weather warms.

Alternatively, you can leave the spent flower heads on the plants until spring because in winter, when food for birds is scarce, birds will come to feed on the seeds - goldfinches in particular! Plants might eventually become wooded and straggly though so it is best to replace a hedge after about 20 years although this is not always necessary.

Lavender and Dormancy

It's important to note that when Lavender goes into dormancy from early autumn until late spring, it will become brown and twiggy .This is perfectly normal and it will become green again in the spring. Read our Hedges Direct Lavender Guide for more advice and information.

1. Select Root Type

Bare Root 

Bare roots are young plants that are only planted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). We lift bare root plants and despatch them during the planting season but they can be pre-ordered in summer to guarantee your stock. As they are cheaper to grow, they are one of our most affordable hedge planting options and the cheapest way to plant a hedge.

Root Ball 

Root ball plants are also seasonal stock as they can only be lifted when they are dormant, from November to March (weather dependant). These plants are scooped out of the ground like an ice-cream using machinery to keep their root system intact and wrapped in bio-degradable, hessian sacks.  They are mature plants that provide dense coverage very early on, ideal for when you need a thick hedge quickly. Root ball hedging plants give an instant effect and are a cheaper alternative to instant trough grown hedging. 

Pot Grown 

Pot grown plants can be planted year round and they are our mose convenient option of hedging plants. They come in a wide range of sizes, from 10cm to 2.5m so they're suitable for the majority of planting requirements. From small 2L shrubs to large 15L extra tall hedging, there will be a pot grown plant for any garden type. 

Instant Hedging 

Our Instant Hedging is grown in troughs or bags that measure 50cm-1 metre in length and carefully clipped during the growing season to create a dramatic, instant hedge effect. If you are looking for a quick fix or an instant impact, Instant Trough Grown hedging is the solution for you. 

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  • English Lavender 10/20cm 2L pot grown
    English Lavender 10/20cm 2L pot grown
    10/20cm
    2L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £5.99
    Planting Density:
    4 to 5 per metre
  • English Lavender 20/30cm 5L pot grown
    English Lavender 20/30cm 5L pot grown
    20/30cm
    5L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £11.99 Was £14.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
  • English Lavender 20/30cm 10L pot
    (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead') English Lavender 20/30cm 10L pot
    20/30cm
    10L Pot Pot Grown
    Price £24.99 Was £29.99
    Planting Density:
    3 per metre
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More Information
Berry ColourNone
DeciduousNo
Semi EvergreenNo
EvergreenYes
Flower ColourPurple
Grows Up To0.5m
Has BerriesNo
Is EdibleNo
NativeYes
Intruder ProofNo
Privacy HedgeNo

Delivery Information

  • Orders £100 and over to mainland UK are delivered FREE for box deliveries
  • Our delivery lead time is currently within 3-5 days. *Some troughs and trees may take up to 14 days at present.
  • Orders under £100 to mainland UK £7.99 (box delivery).
  • Orders requiring a pallet delivery, free delivery over £300 or a £30 pallet charge if the order is under £300.
  • Bespoke deliveries that require a dedicated vehicle is a charge of £300 or free on orders over £1000.
  • We can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man, but the delivery cost will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on

For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £300 for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £300 please call or email us to agree a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

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English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Munstead' ) is a lovely, fragrant evergreen plant that is most commonly used as compact hedges in contemporary design or planted as a shrub in traditional cottage displays.