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I am planting a hedge against a wall and want something that will grow rather quickly and become dense and evergreen. I plan to make a formal clipped hedge about 6ft tall.Laurel, escallonia or photinia red robin? Any help appreciated.
Jane

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  • Posted: Sun. 22nd August 2010 19:06

Re: Best hedging please

Reply from MICHAEL BURROWS

Hello Jane,
Laurel may grow too big (in diameter at the base) and needs pruning with secateurs (not trimmers). Escallonia can get a bit leggy quite quickly, so would need constant tidying in its early years. Photinia is a good idea but will stay a bit "open" for a few years and have you considered Pyracantha, although you do have a bit of a "thorny" issue there which may or may not be a problem and you can mix the berry colour too!
Hope this gives you food for thought.............Michael

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd August 2010 10:53

Re: Best hedging please

Reply from Danny

Jane

How about Griselinia littoralis or Prunus lusitanica. Both are evergreen and keep fairly tight. Both form a nice formal clipped hedge which you can easily keep to 6ft.

Hope this helps
Danny

  • Posted: Tue. 24th August 2010 12:26