Cherry Laurel or Prunus Rotundifolia is the most popular evergreen hedging plant in the UK. The glossy evergreen leaves, quick growth rate and the density in which it grows makes it extremely popular for creating screenage.
Privet or Ligustrum Ovalifolium is a popular evergreen Hedging plant. With small oval leaves this dark green hedge is popular for making dense compact hedging almost box like when mature, although it is evergreen it can when young or during extreme cold spells drop it leaves.
Yew or Taxus Baccata is an evergreen, elegant, traditional British hedging plant that is steeped in history. The compact nature and leaf structure makes for a wonderful formal hedging plant that is also popular for topiary and shaping.