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Checklist of plants suitable for hedging and windbreaks: G - I

Botanical name Common name Deciduous/ Evergreen Height Growth rate Hardiness Wind Notes
Garrya elliptica   E M-T M 8 M Most well drained soils, not rich. Resents root disturbance. Grey to black dye, medicinal.
Gaultheria mucronata   E S M 6   Light peaty acid soil, sunny position. Edible fruit?
Genista hispanica Spanish gorse D S M 6   Sunny position in dry not rich soils. Resents root disturbance.
Griselinia littoralis   E M-T M 7 M Light rich soil, chalk tolerant. Edible fruit with a bitter flavour.
Hakea sericea   E M M 9 W Moist well drained soil. Gum-similar to gum tragacanth.
Hebe brachysiphon   E S-M M 7   Sunny, well drained.
Hebe dieffenbachii   E S-M M 9   Sunny, well drained.
Hebe x franciscana   E S-M M 7 M Light well drained soil on poor side, chalk tolerant.
Hebe speciosa   E S-M M 7 M As above.
Helichrysum italicum Curry plant E S M 8 W Well drained soil, sunny position. Leaves a flavouring.
Hibiscus syriacus Mallow D M M 5   Most well drained soils, sunny position. Edible leaves, flowers, oil.Tea, fibre, hair shampoo.
Hippophae rhamnoides Sea buckthorn D M-T M 3 M Most soils,sunny position. Fixes nitrogen. Edible fruit, very acid. Dyes, medicinal.
Hydrangea macrophylla Hydrangea D M M 5   Well drained moist soil.
Hydrangea serrata Hydrangea D M M 6   Well drained moist soil. Edible leaves, sweet in ssp. amagiana and thunbergii.
Hymenanthera dentata   E M-T M 9   Well drained. Purple dye.
Hypericum forrestii   D S-M M 5   Most soils.
Hypericum patulum   E S M 6   Most soils.
Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop E S M 3   Prefers light dry calcareous soil and a sunny position. Flavouring. Tea, medicinal.
Ilex x altaclarensis Holly E M-T S 6 M Most soils.
Ilex aquifolium Holly E M-T S 6 M Most soils, not dry. Full sun to heavy shade. Medicinal.

 

D = Deciduous E = Evergreen

Height:- S = Small (to 4ft for hedges, 20ft for trees.) M = Medium (to 6ft for hedges, 50ft for trees.) T = Tall (over 6ft for hedges, over 50ft for trees.)

Rate of Growth:- S = Slow M = Medium F = Fast

Wind Resistance:- W = tolerates Windy sites M = tolerates Maritime exposure

Hardiness zones 1(hardiest) to 10:- most of Britain is in zone 7 or 8 with some upland and northern areas being colder whilst western and southern coastal areas are milder.

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