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Q.What type of hedging should I use?

Zone St Leonards on Sea | Anonymous added on August 26, 2020 | Answered

I live in St Leonard’s,
and my front garden which I am developing, is very exposed to some winds.
I would like to grow a hedge of about 2 meters max, which could act as a shelter and give me privacy. I would like it to have dense growth, be evergreen, wind resistance and easy to keep shaped.
I thought Laurel Etna would be good but I became concerned about the berries as we are on a public footpath which is used by a lot of children. Griselinia was also a possibility, but I’m not sure if it’s density. I love Yew but I don’t think it makes for a good coastal hedge.
Can you make any recommendation?

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Answered on August 30, 2020

This article provides a list of plants that can serve as windbreaks, many of which will do well in a coastal environment:

Your local garden nursery or agricultural extension service may have helpful advice as to what grows best in your specific area.

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