FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 
 

Why is InstantHedge better than conventional methods of hedging?

Traditionally, installing a clean looking, solid hedge has required years maintenance. That’s because when the plants that would eventually fuse together to form a hedge are planted, they are typically cone or “natural” shape.  Conventional installations can only become a solid hedge following meticulous and repeat “shaping.”  With InstantHedge, however, the privacy and finished look of a hedge is achieved in a single day, instead of 4-5 years.

There’s nothing like them on the market.  For the first time ever you can have a great looking hedge in a day.  Using patented technology and state-of-the-art precision agriculture implements, we can produce a finished, squared hedge on the farm in Oregon, that we can directly ship to a landscape, in a biodegradable box for easy installation.  For additional information, see this article here.

Where can I find pricing?

Please use the contact form to request pricing.

Where are InstantHedges grown?

Our hedges are grown in lush Canby, Oregon on 80-acres of the finest soil in the world. Our trained horticultural staff nurtures 53-miles of hedges on a daily basis.

When can Hedges ship?

We can ship our hedges year-round. Our patented growing process makes it possible for us to harvest hedges year-round.

What types of hedge will grow in my zone?

Refer to the chart below for a summary of hardiness. Additional plant varieties are available, please view the plant pages for more detailed information.

Variety

USDA Hardiness

Buxus x. ‘Green Mountain’

Zone 4-8

Prunus laurocerasus – English or Cherry Laurel

Zone 6-8

Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ – “Skip” Cherry Laurel

Zone 6-9

Thuja occidentalis – American Arborvitae

Zone 2-7

Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Cherry Laurel

Zone 6-9

Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ – Emerald Green Arborvitae

Zone 2-7

Thuja plicata ‘Virescens’ – Western Red Cedar

Zone 5-8

Thuja x. ‘Green Giant’ – Green Giant Arborvitae

Zone 5-8

Taxus x. media ‘Hicksii’ – Hicksii Yew

Zone 4-7

Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ – Flame Amur Maple

Zone 3-8

Fagus sylvatica – European Beech

Zone 4-7

Cornus mas – Cornelian Cherry

Zone 4-8

What sizes of InstantHedge are available?

Our standard hedges are available at heights of either 3-4 feet or 5-6 feet. Each hedge unit is 40 inches in length.
Our boxwood hedges are available at a height of 18 inches and are 32 inches in length. Take a look at this page for additional size information.

What is the lead-time for shipping?

Most orders can ship within 2 weeks. That said, we prefer to receive orders with a 30-day lead time. We are presently reserving plant material for projects through 2020.

What are a few ways InstantHedge can be used?

InstantHedges can be utiltized in any landscape setting, from commercial courtyards to residential screening to municipal plantings. Using InstantHedge in a landscape can add privacy, style, visual impact, or simply be an effective way to ‘green’ your outdoor space. Check out our landscape usage section here:

Your privacy retreat awaits! Create your own oasis

Distinguish the landscape around your office to create the perfect space for socializing.

InstantHedge can define your estate or country garden! Create your dream oasis and rooms within your landscape.

Is fertilizer needed for my hedges?

While it is not required, all hedges will stay lush and healthy with proper care, including annual fertilizing. For fertilizer recommendations, see this guide here.

How will you ship my order?

Orders ship via truck on pallets. 3 InstantHedge units fit on a pallet, 30 pallets (90 hedges units) fit on a truck. Orders will ship in vented semis during moderate weather or refrigerated semis during warm periods. Small orders can ship via common carrier during mild weather.

How much does shipping cost?

All orders ship from Canby, Oregon. Below you will find a shipping guide. Small orders have a higher per-unit shipping cost than full truckloads. The prices below are estimates. We make an effort to obtain the lowest shipping cost for our customers. Within 2 weeks of shipping we will begin to obtain shipping quotes. Please contact us with additional shipping questions.

How do I plant/install InstantHedges?

Check out this guide to installation here.

How do I maintain the shape of my hedge?

Little to no pruning is necessary to maintain hedge shape in the first year. The most important thing is to irrigated your hedges so they become established into your landscape. Details about pruning in the first and subsequent years can be found in this guide here.

How can I reach InstantHedge to learn more?

Contact our customer service team by phone at 503-587-0102 or by email to Order@InstantHedge.com for a fast response. Our order request form can be found here.

How are the hedges harvested?

Our hedges are harvested within a few days of shipping. Our patented process for root pruning and hedge separating allows us to harvest plant material year-round.

Can InstantHedge withstand the test of time?

InstantHedge can last as long as the plants are maintained. With proper maintenance your hedges can still last for decades. European Beech – our most popular variety- has thrived as a hedge in the United Kingdom and Netherlands in the same footprint for more than 200 years.

Can I use InstantHedge in place of a fence?

Certainly! With InstantHedge, you can instantly transform a landscape to your preference, adding a green privacy border to your property. Check out our guide comparing Hedges to Fences here.

Can I install and use InstantHedge in containers or smaller properties?

Of course! InstantHedges can be placed in planters for screening or design on patios, balconies and in courtyards. Take a look at landscapes with Hedges in small or urban gardens here.

At installation, how does the end of the hedge appear?

Our hedges are tailor-made to be geometrically sound and squared-off at the end of each unit. Our pruning method ensures that the entire length of the hedge is uniform. When planting, the customer is able to choose which hedge unit is placed where; simply select the hedge with the nicest end. For example, if planting a 30-foot hedge row, 9 hedge units are used. Choose whichever unit is the most uniform and aesthetically pleasing of the 9 units to show at the end. All of our hedges will be lush, with lots of end growth.