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M FentM Fent Posts: 166

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 DevonPosts: 21,145
    Laurel is the best, you are right.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,286

    You'll find the answers to your earlier question here 


    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • 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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