Fast growing hedges – With the very fast pace of modern life, when moving into a property a lot of homeowners look to plant a hedge of reasonable height that is fast growing in order to give as much cover as quickly as possible. The point they fail to appreciate is that if it is fast growing then it will need careful maintenance to keep it as a well-trimmed structure without it getting out of hand as it will keep growing even when it has reached the desired height.
Of all the fast growing hedges, the best known of course are the Leylandii hedging plants, growing at a rate of 60-75cm per year. If kept trimmed regularly then it can make a magnificent hedge, however if left to grow without pruning it will become less dense with little growth at the bottom and it is impossible to prune back to a hedge. More amenable is Thuja plicata atrovirens which has almost the same speed of growth but if grown too large can be cut hard back and will regenerate from the wood. The beauty of these plants that if on a restricted budget then smaller plants can be purchased initially and the speed of growth means that the end result may be achieved as quickly as buying larger more expensive plants but with a slower growth habit. These two evergreen plants are from a long list of fast growing plants, not all evergreen, which may suit some situations.
If you have any further questions about our fast growing hedging plants or would like a special quote for a bulk order over £1000 please call our friendly team on 01580 765600 or get in touch through our contact page.
A fast growing hedge doesnt have to be Leylandii, there are many other equally worthy species that will provide coverage quickly. Browse our selection of fast growing hedges which includes evergreens, native species and flowering hedges.
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