What is a fast growing tall hedge?

What is a fast growing tall hedge?

Arborvitae (Thuja) A good choice for large privacy hedges is the fast grower ‘Green Giant’, which can reach 50 to 60 feet tall (with a spread of 12 to 20 feet). If you want a bush that is more compact and do not mind waiting a bit longer, ‘Emerald Green’ arborvitae is a better option.

How high can evergreen hedges be?

Defining high hedges The Act defines high hedges as a line of two or more evergreen or semi-evergreen trees or shrubs higher than 2 metres above ground level that form a complete barrier to light or access. You cannot make a complaint if it consists of only one shrub or tree, no matter the height.

How long do privacy hedges take to grow?

Generally this takes 1-2 seasons after planting. To train as a hedge, trim top and sides a few times per year as necessary, removing about one-half the length of new shoots.

Is there a legal height for hedges?

Please note that there is not a blanket rule that all hedges must be no more than two metres in height. The complaint form explains why you consider the hedge is adversely affecting the reasonable enjoyment of your residential property.

What is the best hedge for privacy?

The best variety for an attractive privacy hedge is the dwarf Japanese holly (Ilex crenata). A tough, drought-resistant shrub, the Japanese holly can be left untrimmed to form a naturally rounded shape or pruned for a more formal effect.

What is the best evergreen plant for privacy?

Evergreen trees are the best choice for privacy screens as they don’t lose their leaves in the winter and protect your yard from prying eyes even in cold weather. Fast-growing choices include cypress, such as the Leyland cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii) or arborvitae, such as Thuja occidentalis “Emerald Green”.

How fast do hedge trees grow?

A fast growing shrub would be similar in growth, reaching its mature height within 3 to 4 years. How fast your hedge plants grow will depend on other factors, including soil, environmental conditions, and proper planting and care.

What is a fast growing hedge?

Leylandii is a conifer that is the fastest –growing, evergreen, hedging plant and will create a hedge quickly.