Often given a bad reputation in the press, but actually, it is just bad management of them that causes problems.
Yes, it is a fast growing hedge, and if trimmed annually causes no problems at all. In fact it makes an outstanding, dense evergreen hedge ideal for screening, wind shelter, dividing areas off, security and shading - it really excels in all these functions.
Very tolerant of all growing conditions, especially poor soils and dry spots. It will grow up to 2ft (60cm) per year when established, so is ideal for quick results, but does need annual care!
For best results, plant about 2ft (60cm) apart, and remove centre leader in second year to encourage branching to fill the gaps quickly.
Price discounts for bigger quantities.
Supplied as a UK grown 3 year old tree in a 2L pot, 80-100cm tall, to plant out all year.
May cause skin allergy.