Fast Growing Hedges
What ultimate height are you seeking to achieve? Can you have access to neighboring property to trim them or will your neighbor willingly do so? What would you like them to look like when grown? Will the hedge be on its own or up next to a lower fence you cannot extend to the height you want because of ordinances or building codes? Any problem getting water to the plants with something like drip irrigation to get them started?
Do know that fast growing hedges tend to be fairly high maintenance with potentially invasive roots, shoots, runners, etc. Can you make the maintenance commitment?
There are some ways around this. You can plant inside of collars made from concrete, or better yet, pvc drain pipe to contain roots and runners. This technique can make even things like bamboo a beautiful hedge option. Without the collars, things like bamboo will get away from you and you will curse the day you planted it.
Where are you located by the way? You might want to update your profile with basic geographic information so we do not recommend plants totally unsuitable for your plant growth zone.
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Last edited by sdsester; 11-01-2012 at 05:16 PM.