Planting a Euonymus Green Spire hedge is a great alternative to planting a Box hedge and has become increasingly popular in recent years. Many people prefer it to Box for a number of reasons, not least of all its slightly darker colour and the fact that it is resistant to Box Blight and Box Moth Caterpillar. These plants are all 80-100cm tall and are field grown plants that have been regularly trimmed and are lifted to order. They come root balled, that is to say that their roots are wrapped up in a ball of soil contained within a hessian wrap. The plants should be planted in the hessian which will quickly rot away.
A Euonymus Green Spire hedging is evergreen and produces a mass of small green leaves and grows well in many situations. It produces a thick hedge suitable for garden borders and for demarcating separate parts of gardens. Euonymus is an increasingly popular option for planting in many formal gardens as it clips well and retains its shape.
Euonymus is slow growing and you should only expect around 15cm (6 inches) of growth a year. It will need clipping annually to encourage it to thicken out to make a dense hedge. Euonymus clips extremely well and can be used to make very tight shapes.
These plants can be spaced as tight or spaced as desired but most people tend to plant hedges of this size at 3 plants to the metre to give fairly good impact straight away after planting. They can, of course, be spaced slightly further apart but will take longer to thicken out into a dense hedge.
Euonymus Green Spire hedging will grows well in most soil types, and is tolerant of shade and full sunshine, however we recommend that planting compost is used to give your Euonymus hedge plants the best chance of establishing well in their first few years after planting.
More information about planting this variety of hedge can be found on the Euonymus hedging category page. We usually stock a range of different sizes of container grown plants throughout the year.