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Cold Hardy Hedges

By |2019-07-05T10:40:23+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,

Beech Hedge vs Hornbeam Hedge – Which Creates a Far Superior Hedge

By |2019-05-30T15:36:24+00:00February 13th, 2019|Plant Spotlights|

Landscape architects specifying hedges for properties most often select European Beech (Fagus sylvatica) or Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus).The two varieties are similar in many ways, but in our experience, European Beech nearly always create a superior hedge. One of the main benefits of planting a European Beech hedge is the fact that it holds its beautiful,