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 £200 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 £200 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.
For delivery information for other products please see here.
Impressive Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) Mature Box Head Trees. Box Head trees are designer cubed trees, created by training trees onto a framework over a number of years to create distinctive formal, geometric shapes. They can be used as a specimen to complement your garden, or in pairs to line a pathway.
Carpinus Betulus, also known as Hornbeam, is a deciduous broadleaf tree native to the south of the UK, but widely planted elsewhere. Hornbeam is monoecious, meaning male and female catkins are found on the same tree.
Box head trees are carefully pruned into rectangles and squares. Box heads are made from compact type species such as beech, hornbeam and lime. In the garden they emphasize a clear line structure at a natural height, making them iconic features of contemporary garden design.
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 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 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.
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.