Hedging for shade

M FentM Fent Posts: 162

Hi all, youve probably had this question a million and one times but could you reccomend a suitable hedging plant that will survive under deciduous trees? Prefferably it would be evergreen, doesnt have to flower but i could cope with that lol. I was thinking about Common Laurel? Maybe hmmm...


  • LynLyn Posts: 8,400
    Laurel is the best, you are right.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,694

    You'll find the answers to your earlier question here http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/garden-design/hedge-plant-for-shade/77607.html 


    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Laurel is fine except when you cut it back you can't use a hedge trimmer without spoiling the look of many of the leaves. It is better to cut/prune each branch individually.

    A better bet might be yew, which is tough as old boots and will take any amount of cutting back/trimming. Indeed it will be better for it.

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