Evergreen Hedging Plants
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Evergreen Hedging Plants
We could add several kinds of hedging plants. If you are not exactly sure which sort of hedge to pick ask for our help. If the plant names simply don't suggest anything to you we can advise you. The examples below will aid you to choose which hedging plants are best for your garden.
A lot of the hedging plants we offer are fast growing and evergreen.
If it is trimmed yearly, Leylandii will certainly create a formal dark-green evergreen screen or box-shaped bush, just like a Yew bush. Leylandii can be kept to any height as long as you cut it one or two times a year. We have actually kept a Leylandii Hedge 4ft high for over 25 years. We trim the tops of most of our Leylandii Hedges two times a year and the sides annually.
Laurel is the quickest growing evergreen hedging plant that isn't a conifer. So if you do not want a conifer bush, Laurel is the quickest and most inexpensive way of developing an evergreen hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instantaneous hedging. The taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can frequently create an instantaneous screen if planted close enough.
Portugal Laurel has a dark environment-friendly leaf that is much smaller compared to the fallen leave of Cherry Laurel. It is medium-fast growing although not as quick growing as Cherry Laurel. The stems of Portugal Laurel are red when young and this contrasts well with the dark environment-friendly fallen leaves.
Leylandii Castlewellan Gold & Excalibur Gold
Leylandii Excalibur Gold is much like Castlewellan Gold and lots of people would not have the ability to discriminate. It is a little slower growing than Castlewellan Gold yet therefore usually makes a slightly denser plant when grown in a pot. When in the ground and trimmed as a hedge, both kinds of Golden Leylandii are essentially the same.
Thuja plicata and Thuja occidentalis 'Brabant'
Thuja plicata (Western Red Cedar) and Thuja 'Brabant' are fast-growing conifers that produce an evergreen bush. Thuja is exceptionally hardy and will tolerate strong winds. They expand in most soils (except for water-logged soils).
Thuja plicata and specifically Thuja Brabant have the tendency to be a little bit bushier compared to Leylandii in the pot or as a root balled hedging plant. Yet they are a little slower growth compared to Leylandii so are generally set you back a little a lot more for the equal elevation plant.