Severe frost and wind

Lyndsay Currie asked 13 years ago

Please suggest plants for a slightly northern slope in an exposed area of central Scotland where temperature has been below -18 for several days at a time in the last two winters, add to this fierce wind which can be very desicating or rain snow sodden. I am especially looking for good sturdy hedging plants to keep the local farm animals from moving in, I am thinking about thujas as my laurels and leylandii do not appear to be coming back. Any suggestion greatfully received.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
The best bet for hedging is hornbeam which is like beech but much tougher and deciduous, or green holly.

As a shelter belt, pine is a good choice underplanted with hazel.