Narrow hedge - Thuja or Taxus?
Looking to plant a narrow hedge, 5m long to grow to about 2.5m high and I'm wondering what would be the best to choose? Thuja Plicata or Taxus Baccata?
I'll be buying potted plants at 6ft high. Thuja is cheaper, needs to be planted closer, but works out around £220 for this hedge (8 plants). Taxus Baccata looks like it can be planted wider apart (1m vs 60cm) so I'll need less plants, but it's still more expensive at about £300 for 5.
This is just a narrow screening hedge that's required. I have no problem with 2x trimming a year. I believe they can both be cut into brown wood and regrow, which to me means they should make a good narrow hedge.
Are there any obvious plus points for one vs the other at all?
Last edited: 10 January 2018 14:04:28