Planting a 8ft Castlewellan Gold hedge is a very quick option to achieving a large hedge fast. These plants are extremely bushy, all are 8-9ft (240-270cm) in height and will form a thick hedge immediately after planting. The height and bushiness of these plants means they represent good value for money for a hedge of this size. A 8ft Castlewellan Gold hedge is often more the high enough for most gardens and these plants can be planted and trimmed down slightly to give a slightly lower hedge but a much more instant looking hedge.
Castlewellan Gold are marginally slower growing than standard leylandii and these plants will put on 2ft (60cm) each year if left untrimmed and so it will not take long for these plants to produce a Castlewellan Gold hedge of reasonable height to give instant eye level privacy.
Once the plants have reached their desired height, we recommend that it be trimmed at that height which will both encourage side growth and restrict upward growth to a manageable amount. A Castlewellan Gold hedge needs to be trimmed annually in the spring or autumn. We recommend trimming in the early spring before a new flush of growth to ensure that the hedge shows off the best of its golden yellow colour.
Castlewellan Gold hedge plants should be planted 2ft (60cm) apart and if they are planted during the drier summer months, they must be properly watered in their first year to ensure that they establish properly. This is best done using leaky hose which is cheap, easy to install and very effective.
More information about planting a 8ft Castlewellan Gold hedge can be found on the Castlewellan Gold category page.