How to plant a Holly Hedge?

A holly hedge is a very popular choice for a garden boundary as it is both dense and evergreen, providing good security and privacy all year round. Holly hedges are also very easy to care for and maintain.

If you are thinking about planting a holly hedge, here are a few things to consider:

  • Holly hedges can range in height from 1-2 metres (3-6 feet), so you will need to choose a variety that is suitable for the height you desire.
  • Holly hedges are fast growing, so you will need to trim and shape them regularly to maintain their desired shape.
  • Holly hedges prefer full sun or partial shade, and well-drained soil.

Follow these simple steps to plant your holly hedge:

  1. Choose a sunny or partially shaded spot in your garden with well-drained soil.
  2. Dig a trench that is twice the width of the root ball and deep enough to accommodate the roots.
  3. Place the holly plants in the trench, spacing them evenly.
  4. Backfill the trench with soil, firm gently around the base of each plant.
  5. Water well to settle the roots into their new home.
  6. Apply a mulch around the base of the plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

You will need to trim and shape your holly hedge regularly to maintain its desired shape. Trim in late spring or early summer, after the plants have finished flowering. Use sharp secateurs or shears to make clean, straight cuts. Avoid over-trimming, as this can damage the plants. At the end you will have a beautiful, healthy holly hedge that will provide privacy and security for years to come!