planting hornbeam hedge

oliver sexton asked 11 years ago

How far apart should i plant hornbeam hedging.I will be planting two rows. Also,what is the maximum height a copper beech hedge should be allowed grow to?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
There is no significant reason to plant a double row when planting a hedge. It gives a quicker fill-in but this is very marginal, and makes no difference at the end of a few years. However a double row of plants is much more difficult to keep free of weeds, whether hoeing or spraying.

30 or 40 cm apart is fine for hornbeam.

Copper beech can be allowed to grow as high as you want it, but when it goes much above 1.5metres it becomes more difficult to clip.