which hedge to plant?

ELAINE Hickey asked 10 years ago

I wish to plant a hedge along a timber railing around the hse its almost 3/4 acre! It is exposed,and I’ve already lost red robin along one side 2 yrs ago I was thinking laurel but saw purple beech recently and thought thet were very nice what would you recommend?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Beech, laurel or holly or hawthorn makes a good hedge on well-drained soil or hornbeam on heavy land.

Purple beech looks out of place in the countryside but can be mixed through the green at about 10% of plants.