North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
What is the best evergreen dense hedge for an exposed windy site? I planted bare-root common laurel (prunus laurocerasus rotundifolia) in November, dipped in RootGrow. Since then, weeks of gales and storms then weeks of snow and ice. The ones just slightly protected from the wind look fine, but the ones in exposed positions have not a single leaf left! Is there a cold-wind-tolerant laurel? Or something else? I would like a reasonable growth rate, a foot a year would be nice. Many thanks.
- 7 Feb, 2010