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Costal Hedging

Hi Guys,

I need to plant a costal hedge, approx 80m. It is 100m approx off the sandy coastline and is very exposed on the west coast of Ireland. Any ideas for me please?

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Laurel (Prunus laurocerus) which you can get either plain green or variegated, Sea Buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) or Rosa rugosa, Rosa canina, Escallonia, Hawthorn, Blackthorn.

3 Sep, 2011


My first choice was escallonia. Our garden hedge was this down one side and lonicera [small leafed golden one possible nitida] on the other. We were 500m from the promenade on the north east coast. Both did really well.

3 Sep, 2011


Thank you guys,

I might look into doing a mix but I am worried about the different growing rates. I will go back to my customer first and see how formal he wants this hedge to be.

Thanks again

5 Sep, 2011

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