Root Ball Hedging Plants

For hedging and screening, the cost-effectiveness and instant impact of heavy grade root ball hedging plants is hard to equal. De Kuil Hedging can offer you a full range of sizes and wide choice of varieties in this key landscaping area. Whether it’s for a major commercial project or up-scale private garden work, you’ll find we have what you need at the right quality and price.

For convenience and ease of handling, we despatch all but the largest specimens on pallets and this also ensures that you receive your plants (and their root balls!) in tip-top condition for onward sale.The nursery has over 30ha of their open-ground production. They are a hedging specialist who can help you take advantage of strong market demand for good quality hedging plants.

Evergreen hedging plants in larger sizes are their speciality.

They have full control over the production process from lining out, through pruning and undercutting to lifting for final despatch and this means:

  • Precision planting at optimum spacing using GPS guidance
  • Regular expert pruning by hand and by machine to ensure dense, bushy plants, even in the critical top third
  • Well prepared root balls that have been correctly undercut and won’t collapse on delivery
  • Real continuity of supply at a consistent quality – the quality your customers expect
  • And every plant dug to order ensuring minimum time between lifting and planting

The range of hedging plants we can offer you is extremely wide. As well as the key hedging lines, we produce root-balls of popular deciduous items such as Snowy Mespilus (Amalanchier), Beech (Fagus) and Hornbeam (Carpinus), hazel (Corylus) and Hawthorn (Crateagus). However, it’s the core evergreen plants such as those below that are the focus. They are what has given Kolff Plants and enviable reputation for good value root-ball hedging. Of course, we also offer bare root transplants.

Key Evergreen Hedging Plants

Taxus – The “Queen of Hedge Plants”

It may be relatively expensive, but yew is still one of our highest volume lines and its dense dark green foliage makes the perfect background to any ornamental planting. We select and mark only the best plants in each size range during the summer to ensure you (and your customers) get the pick of the crop. A wide range of sizes are available from a “starter pack” 60/80 cms, through the most popular sizes between 150/200 cms, up to substantial, instant specimens at 2.5m plus.

Prunus ‘Rotundifolia’

An increasingly popular and cost effective choice, cherry laurel gives you a glossy evergreen hedge that is fully hardy and tolerant of deep shade and any soil conditions. As a fast growing, bullet-proof screening choice, Cherry Laurel, is hard to beat. In recent seasons supply has been regularly outstripped by demand. But at Kolff Plants you will find a full range available, including magnificent specimen plants at 4m and above.

Prunus lusitanica ‘Angustifolia’

Slower growing than ‘Rotundifolia’ it may be, but Portuguese Laurel is equally adaptable to sun or shade and offers an elegant alternative. It marries the dark green compact benefits of Taxus with the robustness of Cherry Laurel and its smaller darker leaves make it more suitable than its vigorous cousin for tight clipping. Faster growing and easier to establish than Taxus, it provides a cost effective solution for domestic scale screening and hedging.

Photinia 

If your customer is looking for a more informal evergreen screen, then Photinia ‘Red Robin’ is hard to beat. Its strong, bushy growth and coppery red new leaves make a powerful impact and our root ball specimens are particularly good value when compared with container-grown plants of a similar size.

Ilex

Although nearly as slow growing as Taxus, holly has a valued place in the English landscape and there is little to rival a well-grown mature holly hedge.

Although Ilex aquifolium has a reputation for being difficult to establish and a “awkward” plant to handle in its young stages, our selected and trimmed plants will give your customers hedges an ideal start. From our range, you can choose from sensibly priced hedging material to heavy grade topiary specimens, including  variegated cvs. The pick of the bunch, is Ilex aquifolium ‘Alaska’, a relatively new female cultivar, which has everything going for it. It’s our recommended choice for a holly hedge good shape, excellent foliage and the bonus of guaranteed berrying every year.

Leylandii 

From the 1970’s onwards x Cupressocyparis leylandii took the hedging market by storm. Its reputation as the fastest growing conifer available swept it to popularity, then came the backlash as gardeners realised that it could be difficult to control in a domestic environment. However, it can still be the ‘go to choice’ when space permits and rapid growth and substantial height are required. We can offer sizes from 150cms to 6 metres and more.

Thuja

If you need a substantial conifer hedge, which although fast, is not as vigorous as Leylandii then varieties of Thuja plicata are ideal and one of the most cost-effective options. As well as the various well known cultivars of Thuja plicata, we also offer Thuja ‘Brabant’ and Thuja ‘Smaragd’ in large hedging sizes.