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Hedge Spacing

By |2020-08-06T22:39:44+00:00September 20th, 2019|Care Guides|

Emerald Green Arborvitae hedges are shown right after planting at 10” spacing One of the most common questions we hear about our hedges is this: “How does that work when you space the plants 10 inches apart? Don’t they get too close?” This is certainly a valid question, especially when you consider that typically

What to Plant instead of Leyland Cypress…and Why

By |2020-07-10T06:34:28+00:00August 1st, 2019|Plant Spotlights|

Leyland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii) is a popular choice for a hedge to provide privacy and wind protection due to its extremely fast growth rate. Leyland Cypress is noted for its fastest screening tree for privacy. The hedge is widely used in the USA. However, many people who plant these without knowing all the potential

Cold Hardy Hedges

By |2019-08-06T19:24:01+00:00June 6th, 2019|Plant Spotlights|

This is a message of hope for anyone living in a cold climate who has given up hope of being able to grow an interesting hedge: you have options! Yes, cherry laurel, yew, and beech are extremely popular in the Zone 5 and up crowd, but don’t think for a moment that there aren’t

Laurel Hedges

By |2019-05-28T20:24:49+00:00March 18th, 2019|Plant Spotlights|

Laurels are a unique group of plants, and they are particularly well-suited to hedging. They are technically in the Prunus genus and they are not “true” laurels at all! This may be why they are often called “Cherry laurels” –cherries and plums are also Prunus species. Cherry laurels are broad-leafed evergreens, meaning they have wide,