Sample hedge plant for chalky soil
The downy birch tree is a fast growing, very attractive broadleaf deciduous tree that can reach an ultimate height of some 25 meters. The downy birch is a tough native species of Birch similar to silver birch except for the downy covering on the shoots. The shape of the downy is more upright as the branches have a slightly less weeping habit. Know more about hedging plant.
Downy birch when grown as woodland provides protection and shelter for many spring flowers such as primroses, violets and blue balls before the leaves od the downy birch arrive in spring providing too dense a canopy thereby restricting the light which then in turn allows shade loving plants to flourish.
These plants can be used for the tanning of certain types of leather but the most common use of the Downy birch timber when it is harvested is for the manufacturer of traditional broomsticks, gates and fences and the brushwood of the Downy birch is used in large quantities for racecourse jumps.
Box Faulkner is a more mound forming variety of box with rounded emerald green leaves. This will make an excellent low hedges of some 30-90cm or could even be used as ground cover.
These are superb hedge plant that is recently introduced variety, rounded emerald green foliage and mound forming habit to make it suitable for low edgings and hedges or even ground cover.
Daisy bush olearia haasti
The Daisy bushes are tough easily grown evergreen shrubs. This is ideal for low hedging and as an individual shrub in the back of a border.
Growth rare is generally 30cm per year. Hope grove nursery recommend 3 plants per meter. These are pot grown plants and can be planted at any time of year as there is no root disturbance.