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By Funguy

Berkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Lavender hedge plant advice -

We have about a 6 metre x 60/70cm semi circular stretch of bed that we would like to fill with lavender. It forms the perimeter of an semi circular patch of lawn on the side of a old country style house. The soil is quite dry(unimproved for many years) and has quite a few stones in it, and receives full sun for most of the day.

Please would you recommend a variety of Lavender good for this situation, we looked at around 3 or 4 different var's at the garden centre, and found many more available online which has left us unsure as to which would do the best.

Some direction/advice would be much appreciated.



I would place Munstead Lavender around the edges, as it is dwarf and compact to give a mini hedge look. Any of the English Lavenders would do well in the soil conditions mentioned. Rosea grows to about 40-60 CM, so would place in centre.

22 Sep, 2011


I have a few different lavenders but the one that makes the densest and most attractive low hedge is Munstead. The flowers are attractive but a paler colour than the deep purple of Hidcote but the plant makes a lovely soft hedge. Some lavenders tend to go a bit twiggy and woody but Munstead does not.

22 Sep, 2011


As suggested the angustifolia varieties, Hidcote and Munstead will be favourite but although hardy, I would consider planting next spring so they have complete season to become truly hardy.

23 Sep, 2011

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