Hedging available from the 17th October 2018

Prices are per plant, Sizes shown are the height of the plant from the top of the rootball or the top of the pot

Root Balls are large, heavy, mature plants. They are great value for money because they are grown in fields rather than pots and carefully lifted with specialised equipment.

Root balling is a method of growing evergreen and a very few deciduous species and is generally an autumn/ winter/ early spring plant. Most species are available mid October to mid February.

Please take a look below to view the Hedging we will have available.  Remember if you are interested in something not listed then please give us a call on 01932 875403 or drop us an email info@theotternursery.com as we may be able to help you!

Delivery is availble for plant purchase over £100.00 - delivery charges will apply

Please read through our helpfull root ball after care guide Rootball care

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Photinia Red Robin - Rootball

Bright red, glossy new foliage makes Photinia Red Robin a popular choice for hedging. The mature foliage of Photinia x fraseri Red Robin is dark-green with red tinges and creamy white spring flowers, although this species is primarily grown for its younger foliage colour. The growth of these hedge plants is somewhat loose and gives good movement in the wind.

100/125 cm      £24.00

125/150 cm      £31.00

150/175 cm      £42.00


Prunus laurocerasus Rotundifolia (Common Laural) - Rootball

Very dense, fast growing, evergreen hedge with large, leathery, glossy green leaves. In spring, upright spikes of white flowers contrast well against the foliage. This variety will form a tall, wide, substantial hedge. Shade tolerant.


80/100 cm        £12.00

100/125 cm      £19.00

125/150 cm      £22.00

150/175 cm      £35.00

175/200 cm      £51.00

200/225 cm      £69.00

300/350 cm      £190.00


Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia (Portugise Laurel) - Rootball

The Portuguese Laurel, Prunus lusitanica Angustifolia, makes a beautiful formal hedge. It's dark foliage against maroon coloured stems creates a striking contrast whilst flowers and berries provide interest for wildlife such as birds and bees

100/125 cm   £25.00

125/150 cm   £36.00

140/160 cm   £54.00


Thuja occ Smaragd - Rootball

A slow-growing, conical, coniferous evergreen shrub with erect sprays of scale-like, ovate, bright green leaves

150/175 cm      £38.00

175/200 cm      £58.00


Buxus Sempervirens

The Box hedge plant (Buxus sempervirens) is the ideal species for formal low hedges or pathway hedging as well as being a classic topiary plant. Buxus sempervirens has very dense small round dark evergreen leaves. It is a slow growing plant with an average rate of growth of approx 10-15cm per year.

25/30 cm     £1.80 br

30/40 cm     £2.40 br

30/40 cm     £9.80

40/50cm      £11.50

50/60cm     £13.00

60/70cm     £17.50


Buxus Balls RB

30cm          £24.00

40cm          £39.00

45cm          £52.00

55cm          £98.00


Cupressocyparis leylandii - Rootball

A fast-growing coniferous evergreen tree much used in horticulture, primarily for hedges and screens. Even on sites of relatively poor culture, plants have been known to grow to heights of 15 metres (49 ft) in 16 years

175/200 cm        £32.00


Please note that the failure rate of root balls is slightly higher than potted plants. 

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