Viburnum opulus is a common native throughout the British Isles. Produces a wonderful effect in the autumn with its butter yellow foliage and translucent shiny red fruits A good wildlife plant and worthy of a place in any hedgerow mix.
Rosa Rugosa is persistently popular, this easy to grow rose can be seen poking its red-pink flowers through mixed hedgerows all summer. Or use on its own to make a lovely informal flowering hedge Glorious large red hips follow the flowers. A superb impenetrable hedge.
Snowy Mespilus - Amelanchier Canadensis is a wonderfully cheering site in early spring when the masses of starry white flowers cover the branches just as the new foliage with its copper tones appear. Can be used to great effect in mixed hedges
Snowy mespilus or Juneberry has leaves opening coppery-red, turning to soft green in summer and then to shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn. Amelanchier lamarkii is smothered with small white flowers in spring followed by black berries. Superb in any mixed hedge or try on its own to create a stunning natural look.
Makes a superb evergreen hedge of easy and fast growing habit, ideal for windy or exposed positions. Lovely two-toned foliage effect in spring when striking new silvery leaves contrast with the deep green of the old; perfumed white flowers in late summer.
Syringa Vulgaris has dense panicles of very fragrant flowers in late spring and early summer in various shades of blue mauve. Common Lilac makes a charming informal cottage garden style hedge as well as an excellent, reliable plant for the wild garden.
Escallonia Iveyi makes a superb hedge, ideal for seaside gardens. Large panicles of white flowers from late summer well into autumn making this plant shine out from the others, not to mention the handsome evergreen glossy foliage. One of my favourites.
Escallonia Crimson Spire is an evergreen shrub and a strong grower, making a perfect hedge. If Escallonia Crimson Spire is left alone, it will form a beautiful shrub with large dark green leaves and bright crimson flowers growing up to 2 metres.