Crataegus monogyna (Hawthorn)
An upright, rounded, thorny, deciduous tree with glossy green leaves which is smothered with tiny white fragrant flowers in late spring followed by masses of red berries in autumn making it a popular tree for birds.
Cupressocyparis leylandii 'Castlewellan Gold'
A dense, fast growing columnar tree with golden young foliage which turns green. It is more slow-growing than the ordinary green variety but makes a good thick hedge or screen.
Cupressocyparis leylandii (Leyland Cypress)
An extremely fast-growing, large, evergreen coniferous tree. It has small, dark green, dense foliage and makes a good hedge so long as it is regulary trimmed to keep it under control.
Elaeagnus x ebbingei (Silverberry)
A large, dense, rounded to spreading, evergreen shrub with elliptic, leathery, dark or metallic sea-green leaves, silvery beneath, and pendent clusters of small, fragrant, creamy-white flowers in autumn.
Escallonia rubra var. macrantha
A vigorous, evergreen shrub. Tubular, dark, rose-crimson flowers are set amidst large, glossy, dark green leaves. Makes a wonderful dense hedge. Withstands sea gales. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).
Fuchsia magellanica 'Riccartonii' (Manx Fuchsia)
An upright, mid-sized, deciduous shrub with small, mid-green leaves. In summer & autumn it bears small, single flowers with crimson tube and sepals, and violet-purple petals. Can be used for hedging or as a specimen shrub.
Fuchsia magellanica (Magellan Fuchsia)
A deciduous hedging plant or specimen shrub with an upright habit with mid-green leaves. Produces masses of scarlet & violet flowers throughout summer and into autumn. Suitable for sun or shade.
A densely leafy, large, evergreen shrub with leathery, apple-green leaves. Forms a fantastically dense hedge. Succeeds in all type of fertile soil.
Griselinia littoralis 'Green Horizon'
A fast-growing, large, evergreen shrub with dark green, broadly oval leaves. Height 6m (20ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Hippophae rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn)
A wind resistant, deciduous shrub with narrow, silvery foliage and thorns. Flowers are insignificant, and may be followed by orange berries. This is a good plant for coastal situations. Height & Spread 8m (26ft).
Ilex aquifolium (Common Holly)
A slow-growing, dense, evergreen hedging shrub with dark green, very spiny leaves. Female plants will produce berries provided there is a male nearby. Can be used as a shrub or a tree growing up to 6m (20ft).
Ligustrum ovalifolium (Privet)
An evergreen, upright, bushy shrub with oval, green, glossy leaves and white flowers in the summer. It has small, black fruits in autumn. Height & Spread 3m (10ft).
Olearia macrodonta (Australian Holly/New Zealand Holly)
An evergreen shrub with prickly, grey-green leaves that have white underneath & a profusion of large clusters of daisy-like, white flowers in summer. Excellent for screening or as a hedge shrub. Height & Spread 4m (13ft).
A bushy shrub with attractive, light green wavy or crinkly foliage and very small, fragrant, white flowers. Good for coastal planting. Can be used for hedging and very easy to trim. Height 5m (16ft), Spread 3m (10ft).
A fast growing evergreen hedging shrub with leathery green leaves that are silvery grey on the underside. Particularily useful for coastal areas, even in exposed positions on poor, sandy soils.
Olearia virgata var. lineata
A large graceful shrub with attractive silver foliage. It is hardy in all areas, but is particularly useful in coastal regions where it will withstand salt laden winds making it excellent for hedging.
Prunus laurocerasus (Laurel)
An upright, evergreen shrub with large glossy, dark green leaves and white flowers in spring, sometimes followed by cherry red berries. Height & Spread 10m (32ft).
Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn/Sloe)
A dense, small tree, commonly used for hedging. It's slender, spreading, spiny branches, clad in small flowers, make spidery trails of white blossom in March & April. Fruits are blue, then turning black.
Sambucus nigra (Common Elder)
A large deciduous bush or small tree with rugged fissured bark, forming green leaflets and umbels of fragrant, white flat-topped flowers in summer followed by black fruit in autumn. Height 8m (26ft), Spread 4m (13ft).
Taxus baccata (English Yew)
A dense, medium-sized evergreen, coniferous tree with narrow, rich, dark green foliage. Grows well in shady sites. Annual growth rate of approximately 20cm (8in). Height 15m (49ft), Spread 12m (39ft).