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  • Arthur1Arthur1 Posts: 538
    Thuya plicata is much nicer than leylandii. does look similar but is shinier and smells better.
  • Hello everyone.

    I'm new to gardening and am after some advice please.

    I'm planting a hedge row in the garden of my first home (using Leylandii) and am wondering a couple of things;

    1. What's the benefits of a 5ltr pot plant over a 2ltr pot plant?
    2. How far in from the pavement will I need to plant?
    3. How much 'footprint' will each plant take up when grown to about 200cm? I.e. what gap do I need in between each plant?

    I've researched for hours online but have found differing answers and am somewhat confused by it all.

    Many thanks in advance, any assistance would be gratefully received!

    Hi @Brookerjack, I have the same predicament now.  Leylandii or Thuja.  What did you choose in the end? Were you happy with the result?
  • Hasn't been active in the forum since may wait for a while for a response. 
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  • Hi Billy,

    I went for Thuja Plicata in the end (Western Red Cedar) and I am absolutely delighted with the results.

    I ordered 27, all of which are growing extremely well and are thriving. 

    I got these from a UK online shop - Greenhouse Sensation. Extremely good service and very helpful on the phone.

    I’m very happy with my choice over Leyllandi.

    Thanks, Jack.
  • PosyPosy Posts: 3,601
    That sounds like a really good choice.  Well done.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,358
    Thuja p.  is always a better choice than leylandii.  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • @brookerjack
    Sorry for reviving an old post but can I ask how far apart did you plant them and how far away from the edge? Also which size/age did you plant?

    Many thanks
  • brookerjackbrookerjack Posts: 12
    Hi there. I planted my Thuja P about 80cm apart and about 25cm from the edge. I planted young plants (about 1 year old) and they’ve grown brilliantly. I’ll attach a photo of them now - they’re due another trim!
  • Looks great.
  • brookerjackbrookerjack Posts: 12
    Thank you 😊 
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