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Hedging advice pls


I need some hedging to cover up a six foot fence. We currently have some laurel, and some conifers. We have two gaps to fill however - one gap is around 4 metres wide, and the other is about 8 metres wide. We would like the hedging to reach around 8-10 ft quick quickly. We would like some variety in colour, but would like it to be evergreen. It gets good sun for much of the day, but in partial shade from early evening.  

Any suggestions please?! 

Thank you! 


  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    If it does not have to be completely solid, how about some Compassion roses or other climbers. Also Clematis; there is a huge variety, some evergreen.image

  • How about eleagnus?  There's a variegated one - lots of good strong yellow on the leaves which looks good throughout the year and a brightness in the winter months too.  It's OK to prune it to shape, if you should need to, but I don't think there's anything which will give you a "quick-fix" as any shrubs you plant will take some time to fill big gaps.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657

    Hi Greenfingers, if these are your first trees then your supplier  will need to know what your trying to do, he can then explain Root stocks without getting technical as this decides how the tree grows ,height ,width ,etc  im in Norfolk and lucky to have Reads Nurseries who have high quality trees ,right price and deliver at the right price as well, Stephen the owner  will talk to you should you want to, good luck 

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657


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