Why Buy Our Volume Trees?
- Our volume trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in Scotland which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilzer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only)
Large Order Discount
Orders over £1000 may have further discounts added by contacting us or calling 0800 043 1057
Mix and Match Leylandii
If you want to mix and match your Leylandii hedging between gold and green and want to keep the price break you get for quantities purchased, then purchase the total amount you need in gold or green and specify at checkout how you want them split e.g. 50:50 green and gold.
Leylandii is one of the fastest-growing hedging species we have available, growing by a staggering 75cm (2ft 6in) to 90cm (3ft) each year. Its rapid growth is the reason it sometimes receives a bad press. This is only as a result of its failure to be trimmed regularly. Leylandii is a superb choice for a good, windproof hedge affording privacy and lessening noise for surroundings. We have either gold or green Leylandii available and we leave it for you to choose which colour. Leylandii prefers either a sunny or partially shady position.
If you notice small amounts of browning in your Leylandii, this is normal winter weathering from the cold or wind. You can leave them or cut them out.
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Leylandii hedging trees are sold as containerised plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March) and secondly containerised plants have a higher survival rate than bare-root plants.
How many Leylandii hedging trees do I need?
Let the controversy begin! How many you need depends on who you ask and how high you want the hedge to grow. For a 6ft or 1.8 metre high hedge then plant 2ft or 60cm apart. For a 12 ft or 3.7 metre high hedge then plant 3ft or 90cm apart. For a neighbour annoying and sunlight blocking 18ft or 6 metre hedge then plant 4.5ft or 1.4 metres apart. To REALLY confuse you, this author has a garden lined 6ft or 1.8 metre high hedge in his garden and they are all planted 1ft or 30 cm apart +/- 20 cm in a single line. It provides a really thick hedge with the first branches starting within a fist distance of the ground. This provides an excellent barrier to everything except the smallest of animals. It requires pruning once or twice a year.
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here or download the list here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
This is a task that can easily be over done. Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
If you are one of those lucky people that lead an eco lifestyle (VERY jealous if you are) and want to buy trees to burn, then maybe our wood burning chart (excel spread sheet) will help you decide. Ash, Eucalyptus Gunnii and Willow are worth looking at for their growth rates and calorific values.
If you are looking to plant lots of plug plant or cell grown trees (the 10-40cm-ish) size range then maybe you should consider our tree planting tool. Tree planting rates of over 700 per day achievable.
Adding A Bit Of Colour And Attract Wildlife
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is very attractive, fragrant and attracts more wildlife to your garden. A bit on the vigorous side but worth the effort. A great addition to your project.
Broadleaf wood planting would be around 3m between each tree. Christmas tree planting for a commercial crop is around 1m.
Factors Detrimental To Cell Grown Trees
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
UK Grown Volume Trees
All our volume trees are UK grown and as far as we know because we have never caught one booking a holiday overseas.