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Considering a New Hedge?


Nothing looks better than a well-maintained conifer hedge in a town or village setting.

Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan  ‘Excalibur’ is a recent introduction and an improved form of Castlewellan, It has a similar growth rate, but forms a bushy, dense and hardy hedge with an enriched colour. Fast growing, it is ideal for screening, providing a colourful backdrop all year round.

‘Excalibur’ grows well in most soils except water-logged conditions and is happy in sun or partial shade. Before making your final choice, one important consideration is your ability (now and in the future) to maintain a hedge of  ‘Excalibur’. Regular clipping in mid-summer to maintain the required height and width is essential.

Just like its cousins, leylandii and Castlewellan, ‘Excalibur’ cannot just be left ‘to do its own thing’. A neglected hedge cannot be pruned hard back into shape as it will not withstand trimming back into old wood.  Neglected, this beauty could soon see you falling out with the neighbours. But if you are prepared to give it the attention it deserves, you will be rewarded with a very attractive boundary which offers privacy, a wind-break and noise insulation whilst encouraging wild-life into your garden too.

Cupressocyparis leylandii Castlewellan ‘Excalibur’ is a recent introduction to us at Welland Vale Nurseries and we are pleased to offer container grown plants in several sizes.

For more information why not visit Welland Vale Plants Direct