Perfect Trees to Make Living Fences From
Hemlock Trees Are An Evergreen and Make An Excellent Living Fence”, states Tammy Sons, a plant expert at Tn Nursery.
Hemlock trees with their graceful bows are slow growers, but they last for a long time. If Hemlock trees are cared for properly, they can shape a landscape excellently, and there is no better choice than them. Usually, people who like lush landscapes prefer these trees because of their versatility. The following are a few landscaping tips and ideas for Canadian Hemlock trees –
• Annual Trimming is Enough — These trees are low maintenance, and you only need to trim them once a year. You can use manual hedge scissors for trimming and cutting the branches as you see fit. Keep in mind the shape you aim for when you trim your Hemlock. Hemlock can even be trimmed to the height of the bush, making it an excellent choice for an informal living fence.
• Keep Away From Strong Winds — Hemlocks are sensitive to harsh and robust winds. Thus, they should only be grown in areas with ample protection for their shallow roots. The best place is along your property’s edge to give a beautiful scenic view and stay protected.
• Combine them with Cultivars — To maintain propagation in your landscape, combine the lushness of Hemlocks with beautiful cultivars. You have a variety of cultivars to choose from as they come in both simple and colorful varieties. For the winters, go for Betty Rose and Albospica, and you can also go for the white versions of these plants. Other plants that pair well with Hemlock are dwarfs and weeping plants like Pendula. You can go for groundcover like Aurea Compacta as well. It is colorful and fun-looking but does not take the limelight away from your glorious Hemlock.
• Plant In Partial Shade — Hemlocks grow amazingly well in full shade, but it is preferable to give them loads of sunlight and grow them in partial shade. In your landscape, look for areas that get some partial shade and sunlight and grow them there. Their fluffy braches would look fabulous in full sunlight.
There are 11 zones, and Hemlocks thrive in three zones out of those. Plant them in zone three to seven since they are North American soil natives and would not be able to thrive otherwise. These beautiful evergreens are also wildlife trees, and you might find blue warblers, veeries, and northern juncos nesting on your Hemlocks.