Hornbeam Trees
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Hedging

Zone Fife, Scotland | Anonymous added on February 16, 2019 | Answered

We are creating a market garden in a very windy spot a few miles from the sea. We need a fast growing windbreak. I like hornbeam but have also been recommended leylandii for fast growth. I am worried that Leylandii will means lots of work. We are replanting native hedging around the rest of the garden and I think the hornbeam would fit with that. but is it good enough as a windbreak? Our soil is quite heavy clay. Any advice, recommendations, would be greatly appreciated, thank you. 

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on February 16, 2019

    I believe that the hornbeam would be fine, but I do agree that leylandii would be a perfect windbreak. They aren't too difficult to care for. Here is an article on their care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/leyland-cypress/growing-leyland-cypress-trees.htm

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