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Hedging Planting Guide

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Follow the guidelines below when planting your hedging:

Plant your hedging plants as soon as you can after reciept or collection. If your soil is very wet, hard or frozen, delay planting until conditions improve. In the meantime heel-in your plants into damp soil or compost until you are ready to plant them. Bareroot hedging can be planted anytime between November and March.
    

Rootball Hedging:

The hessian that surrounds the rootball MUST be left on when planting - it is biodegradable and will gradually rot away as the plant grows

Native Hedging:

Prune 20% off the tops of the plants after planting to encourage bushy growth

 

The guide below shows the approximate planting distance for hedging:

Native hedging

5 plants per metre in double staggered rows i.e 40cm(16") between plants, with a 45cm(18") gap between the two rows.

Box

6 plants per metre (or yard), i.e. 15cm (6") between plants

Beech and Hornbeam

Either in a single row with 3 plants per metre i.e. 30cm(1ft) between plants  

OR

5 plants per metre in double staggered rows i.e 40cm(16") between plants, with a 45cm(18") gap between the two rows.

Privet

3 plants per metre in a single row i.e. 30cm(1ft) between plants

Yew, Laurel & Lleylandii

60-75cm(2-2.5ft) between plants in a single row i.e 3 plants every 2 metres