Leylandii High Hedges on Boundary

jdfi
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Re: Leylandii High Hedges on Boundary

Post by jdfi » Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:19 pm

I personally would wait for their annual holiday and get them trimmed down to a sensible height.

In an ideal world, discuss and agree a height - but as they've already told you they like the height then no point.

arsie
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Re: Leylandii High Hedges on Boundary

Post by arsie » Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:24 am

In my limited experience of trimming hedges, conifers like Leylandii can only be maintained at their current level. New foliage grows at the very edges of the plant. If you lop off say 3 metres it likely won't regrow a nice green top. You may see examples around, I do.

It's all or nothing I think, unlike deciduous hedge reduction: they do grow back on top, from what I can see.

Just something to consider (and subject to the views of expert tree and hedge gurus!)

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Re: Leylandii High Hedges on Boundary

Post by Rowan » Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:49 am

arsie wrote:In my limited experience of trimming hedges, conifers like Leylandii can only be maintained at their current level. New foliage grows at the very edges of the plant. If you lop off say 3 metres it likely won't regrow a nice green top. You may see examples around, I do.

It's all or nothing I think, unlike deciduous hedge reduction: they do grow back on top, from what I can see.

Just something to consider (and subject to the views of expert tree and hedge gurus!)
Not a guru on hedges - but my neighbour lopped 2 metres from the leylandii between our driveways reducing it to just 1.5 metres - it has now got a lovely, thick, green top

Alas it has taken 5 years to get to that finish

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