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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject: Evergren hedge with evergreen oak trees Reply with quote

Hi. I could need some advise on evergreen bushes and trees.
We want plant an evergreen hedge with evergreen trees every few meters around the garden boundary (about 1 acre). We want a tree that stays green all year round and that can be kept at no more than 3-4 m high. We were thinking about evergreen oak... Will it be suitable?? Or does anyone have any other suggestions?
For the hedge we want a dark evergren bush, have seen a few we like but cannot find any names so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The hadge will be kept at around 1.5-1.8 m when fully grown...
Also wondering how many we should plant per meter and what size we should get? Have gotten some very contradicting advices from garden centers...
Thankful for any help and advise Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:54 am    Post subject: Re: Evergren hedge with evergreen oak trees Reply with quote

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Hi. I could need some advise on evergreen bushes and trees.
We want plant an evergreen hedge with evergreen trees every few meters around the garden boundary (about 1 acre). We want a tree that stays green all year round and that can be kept at no more than 3-4 m high.

All conifers, but they may suit....
Abies koreana 'Silberlocke'
Juniperus chinensis 'Obelisk'
Picea pungens 'Hoopsii' (Colorado spruce) nice Wink
or Picea pungens 'Koster'

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We were thinking about evergreen oak... Will it be suitable??


For a short while, but will easily outgrow your spec.


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For the hedge we want a dark evergren bush, have seen a few we like but cannot find any names so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The hadge will be kept at around 1.5-1.8 m when fully grown...


Native Irish holly would be one I would suggest.


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Also wondering how many we should plant per meter and what size we should get?


Worth your while looking through this fact filled list of hedging varieties.....Hedging plants in Ireland (size, spacing, flowers and fruit)

Let us know what you like.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tthe Portuguese Laurel ( Prunus lusitanica) will make good dense ever green hedge that may suit your spec also consider some cultivars of Elaeagnus, the variegated varieties make a colorful hedge which can be easily kept at the height you require.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advise! Smile
Ill look into the trees and hedge suggested
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

evergreen oak grows to be a very big tree and takes a long time to grow and does not like being trimmed back. Try Viburnum tinus or Laurus nobilis (Bay tree) or Olearia macrodonta (Australian daisy bush), Prunus lusitanica would be my next choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Michael I really appeciate the help. I only got a garden last month and I'm loving it ( i just dont really know what im doing)
We should be able to find something now. At least we know what to look for now Smile
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