Any suggestions for a "dwarf" hedge ?

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  1. JAB

    JAB Apprentice Gardener

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    I would like to separate sections of my garden with what I (in my ignorance) am calling a dwarf hedge. Something not required to provide shielding or screening but that will create discrete areas. I picture something solid, evergreen and clipped to a height of around 12" to 18". Soil is quite heavy, but drains fairly well. Aspect will be exposed south facing (can't bring myself to describe it as "sunny" in this neck of the woods! - West Central Scotland). My gardening book isn't vey helpful in suggesting appropriate species, has anyone any suggestions ?
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    JAB.

    Thanks for egistering.

    Try Box (Buxus, you can get a few different varieties, some used for dwarf hedging to some which will grow to approx. 9' unpruned.

    Also, you could use privet, personally I would use box.


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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    You could try some of the smaller leaved forms of Elaeagnus which grow fast and come in varigated forms. Would need clipping regulary though to keep neat.
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    Nathan/Pete,
    Thanks a lot for that guys. I will investigate both suggestions further.
    As far as my registering is concerned, you're very welcome - the site is a great idea and I've been helped already. I am however, unlikely to be a regular contributor - probably (certainly) being more a seeker than giver of advice, although I do have a fair knowledge of the "construction" side of things,patios, retaining walls etc., which may help someone, somewhere, sometime.
    I will keep you posted on my "wee hedge" project, although it will probably be next year before I'm ready to actually plant.
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Sorry JAB but I have a correction to make I should have said Euonymus, not Eleagnus.I tend to get them two mixed up.I've looked it up now ,Euonymus Fortunei varietys.
     
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