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how deep for hedging in a planter box?


 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: how deep for hedging in a planter box? Reply with quote

hi,
i'm looking to put some 6ft planters outside the front garden and am looking for advice for some sort of shrub or hedge to go in it. we're hoping to maintain it at about 3/4ft in height. i'm wondering how deep i will need the box to be to grow something this height?? have seen some boxes on donedeal which look good but i'm just wondering if they are deep enough??
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

First the best plant options to achieve 3/4ft would be:

lonicera pileata
lonicera nitida
ligustrum japonicum
Taxus
Escallonia

Really for any hedge that should reach 4 ft in height then the planter would need to be a ft deep and 1.5 ft wide.

Good Luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taxus baccata.
Buxus sempervirens
Escallonia
Carpinus
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You'd be waiting a while for Buxus to reach 3ft....
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could buy it at that height already, everything is available if the money is right...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with the Garden Shop, you would be waiting quite a while. I would consider other options.
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