Planting a bushy Leylandii hedge using these 5-6ft (150-180cm) plants is an effective way to plant a leylandii hedge at a height close to giving immediate privacy that will thicken out into a dense hedge over the next few years without costing a fortune. These are dense, compact and bushy leylandii hedge plants. These plants are not as tall as some of our other products but will quickly put on height and won’t cost as much as planting a taller hedge.
Leylandii are a highly popular fast growing evergreen and these plants will put on 2-3ft (60-90cm) each year if left untrimmed and so it will not take long for these plants to produce a Leylandii hedge at the required height to give 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 leylandii hedge needs to be trimmed annually in the spring or autumn.
Any leylandii hedge plants should be planted 2ft (60cm) apart (as shown in the picture) 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 leylandii hedges can be found on the Leylandii Hedging category page. We stock a range of container grown leylandii hedge plants throughout the year in various sizes as it is one of our best sellers so can usually supply the right plants to fit your requirements and budget.