Top 10 Deer - Resistant Hedges Many of us battle daily with large resident deer populations that love to devour our rose bushes, fruit trees, and generally our favorite and most prized plants. While some small things can be protected with fencing or deer-repellant spray, these defenses are simply not practical for protecting long
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,
Arborvitae hedges are extremely popular for screening and privacy due to their evergreen foliage, dense growth habit, lush green color, hardiness, and ease of maintenance. There are many varieties to choose from, including Green Giant Arborvitae (Thuja x ‘Green Giant’) and Emerald Green Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’).
Regardless of the reason for wanting a rapidly-growing tall hedge or privacy screen, we have excellent options for any space. These varieties will grow more than 1 foot per year (some can grow up to 4 feet per year in ideal conditions). They are all well-suited to hedging, so they can also be pruned to
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,