I set a red robin hedge 3 years ago to block an unsightly bramble hedge. I now intend to kill off the bramble hedge.as it needs constant pruning to stop it growing through my hedge. My problem is what to replace it with. It is on a very steep bank with a drop off at one point of 8ft. It varies in width from 4-7 ft and runs along a series of fencing belonging to the estate beside me. I am looking for a solution that will be hassle free please
You could also simply spray without cutting back, which is easier, but you will have dead brambles for a time.
Then allow the Photinia ‘Red Robin’ to fill the space. Anything else you plant is going to also compete. Feed the photinia to speed its growth.