Trees & Shrubs good for hedging: Hawthorne, Blackthorn, Hazel, Elm, Ash, Field Maple, Beech, Plum, Crab Apple, Holly, Primrose, Sweet Chestnut, Beech, Hornbeam, Whitebeam, Wild privet, Spindle, Balm-leaved Figwort, Bastard Balm, Campions, Cranesbills and Vetches. Native is best for wildlife diversity. For more species see: www.hedgerows.co.uk Bulk trees for sale in UK: www.lowimpact.org
Books: Hedging: A Practical Handbook by Elizabeth Agate and Alan Brooks www.amazon.co.uk-21
Magnolia stellata ‘Royal Star’ covered in flower at Writtle College. These slow growing shrubs are ideal for small gardens and since they are deciduous allow a range of early spring flowering bulbs and herbaceous plants beneath them. If you wish to shape the plant prune young thin branches, avoid dramatic pruning.