If you want to plant a new hedge, then it is practical to know how many plants per meter are recommended to then also form a compact, opaque hedge. This then also depends entirely on the particular hedge plant variety, how many plants you should plant per meter in your garden soil. The format of the hedge plant is also crucial in this regard. For example, young hedge plants require many more plants per meter than hedge plants that have already reached a decent height. We will be happy to inform you about how many plants per meter is best to order then.
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The correct number of hedge plants per meter
Is it time for a new garden hedge? Then you should also plant the right hedge plant number per linear meter in the garden soil. As said before, it is then up to various factors when it comes to the final hedge plant number. The speed of growth of the particular hedge plant is also not entirely unimportant here. Do you opt for a shrub that becomes opaque rather quickly? Then you need fewer hedge plants per running meter. You should also think carefully about how wide you want your hedge to be. Do you prefer full, wide and opaque hedges? Then we recommend you to plant a zig-zag hedge in your garden.
If you choose slender, narrow hedge plants, then they should be planted along a zigzag line. This will help the hedge become opaque more quickly, so you’ll get a lot of enjoyment out of a garden border that gives you privacy in a short amount of time. Do you also want to apply zigzag line planting in your garden? Then you should order a little more hedge plants per running meter than for a normal, straight-line hedge. If you buy your hedge plants from us online, then you can specify the hedge length in meters online on our website. Then also tick the zigzag box. You will then immediately see exactly how many hedge plant you need.
How many beech per linear meter of a hedge?
Beech (in Latin: Fagus sylvatica) is a particularly popular hedge plant among garden owners. The beech hedge has fresh green leaves in spring and summer. In autumn it spoils us with wonderful fall colors, which gives the hedge a thoroughly romantic character. In winter, it does not shed its withered foliage, so a beech hedge is then still a garden boundary that provides privacy. Beech trees are slender hedge plants that can also grow into a full hedge relatively quickly if well cared for. However, it is important that you plant enough beech trees per running meter to ensure that the garden boundary is actually opaque and compact.
How many beech trees you need per meter also depends on whether you select bare-root plants, hedge plants with a root ball or potted plants. For potted plants, you will usually need 6 potted plants per meter. Whether you then select smaller hedge plants that are 40 – 60 centimeters high, or rather somewhat larger specimens that are 100 – 125 centimeters high, is then rather incidental. If you select potted plants that are 125 – 200 centimeters high, then you need about 4 potted plants per meter. Do you prefer beech trees with a root ball? Then you need 3 specimens if your hedge plants are 150 – 200 centimeters high.
How many conifers should be planted per meter?
Conifers are also popular hedge plants that we often encounter in European gardens. Whether you prefer a tight, formal yew hedge or a pretty arborvitae hedge (Thuja): Conifers can usually be combined with many different garden designs. How many conifers you then need per linear meter depends mainly on which conifer variety you select. Are you buying a yew with a root ball? Then you need 3 specimens per meter, if the plants are 60 – 140 centimeters high. For yews that are 140 – 200 centimeters high, use 2 specimens per meter.
For yews planted as potted plants that are 40 – 80 centimeters tall, 4 to 5 specimens per meter should be planted in the ground. In general, 3 specimens per linear meter are sufficient to use hedge plants 100 – 200 centimeters high. For other conifers, an average of 6 plants per meter should be used if you should choose small, young saplings. If you use slightly larger trees that are 60 – 120 centimeters high, then 3 specimens per meter should be sufficient. For particularly large hedge plants should also use 3 plants per meter, because then you will certainly get pretty, full hedges.
How many cherry laurel plants should be planted per meter?
Our webshop also offers different varieties of cherry laurel. For example, the Portuguese cherry laurel then has a narrow, slender growth, while the cherry laurel ‘Novita’ and the ‘Rotundifolia’ have a rather broad growth. For almost all varieties of cherry laurel, 6 specimens per meter is sufficient for small hedge plants. For slightly larger specimens, it is enough to use 4 to 5 plants per meter. If you order a cherry laurel that has a wide growth, order, for example, cherry laurel ‘Genolia’. On the other hand, for particularly large specimens that are around 175 – 200 centimeters tall, you only need 2 plants per linear meter.
Have you already selected a pretty hedge plant that you want to use as a hedge? Then our website also has a handy calculator for you. With it you can quickly and easily calculate how many hedge plants you need per meter. Of course, you can always order more or less hedge plants, just as you like. Should your budget be a little smaller? Or do you want your hedge to be less opaque? Then simply order fewer hedge plants per meter, even if our calculator says otherwise. However, if you want to have a nice, uniform hedge, then we recommend you to follow our advice anyway.
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