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I need to plant a hedge that will grow relatively quickly - 5'high and filling the width between plants in 2 or 3 years. I wanted something a bit different to neighbouring hedges and had fancied ceanothus but my soil is slightly acidic so I'm not sure it would grow to it's best. It will have a 2' 6'' wall at it's base and is east/west facing. It is free draining. Any ideas please?

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  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 08:31

Re: What hedging?

Reply from Marissa Zoppellini

Hi Keri, you haven't said what your neighbours have got, so I don't know if these will be different! Also, I am not sure if you want a tightly pruned sharp hedge or something softer. Here are some that can look good and offer a choice of attractive leaves, flowers or berries:

Escallonia rubra 'Crimson Spire'
Lonicera nitida 'Baggesen's Gold'
Prunus lusitanica
Prunus laurocerasus
Photinia x fraseri 'Red Robin'
Pyracantha 'Orange Glow'

Hope this helps, all the best. Marissa

  • Posted: Thu. 5th August 2010 10:37