Holly (Ilex aquifolium) is the only prickly evergreen plant suitable for hedging that is native to this country. Contrary to perceptions holly actually grows quite quickly and will form an excellent dense hedge in an acceptable time. Holly hedging clips easily and freely regenerates from old wood. It produces red berries which remain well into the winter and are favoured by birds when food is scarce. Pyracantha is also prickly and forms an excellent hedge with white flowers in the Spring and orange berries which last well into the autumn.