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Pyracantha & Griselina by the coast


 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Pyracantha & Griselina by the coast Reply with quote

Hi guys,

Although Im new to Irish gardeners, Ive got great tips from the site over the years!

I have two problems;

Pyracantha:

I have planted pyracantha along a wall-west facing. Its beside a busy road that leads to the beach (300 yards away) it would be exposed to wind, the leaves fall off during the winter and return in spring/summer. Some of the plants are coping however others in more exposed areas are struggling. Im wondering if I could plant something in between them to protect them against elements? Will the pyracanta grow through? I want to have a secure perimeter wall.

Ive also planted griselina hedge. out of 300, 40 are struggling. Not the same height and very sparse looking .I think this is because they might be wind swept-from two directions? Will a wind breaker work here or are the plants not suitable for the location.

Thanks for any advice!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome, Alec. I'm no expert on costal planting but I don't think I'd have planted pyracantha in the first instance. Maybe you could try sea holly? You don't say which part of the coast you are on but I know sea holly thrives in costal parts of NW Donegal.

Perhaps some shelter from a woven plastic windbreak for a few years would let your griselina get established better so that it can then take the full blast of the wind.
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