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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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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 02/16/2019 @ 6:59 pm

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: [1]

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