Why Buy Our Hedging Trees?
- Our hedging trees are plug plants which can be planted all year round. No rush to plant as roots are not exposed.
- Grown in the North UK which makes the plants much hardier (used to bad weather)
- Very easy to plant, little cultivation required and very high success rate.
- Our trees are covered by a FREE TREE WARRANTY. (first 15% not covered)
- Plants do not "check" when planted so rapid early growth.
- Root plug contains both naturally occurring mycorrhizae and fertilizer.
- Growing containers eliminate root spiralling.
- FREE DELIVERY (UK Mainland only).
Tingiringi Gum (Eucalyptus Glaucescens)
Tingiringi Gum (Eucalyptus Glaucescens) is an evergreen tree or shrub that is fast growing with some very attractive features such as grey/green to white peeling bark. The bark shreds in ribbons exposing a variety of colours. Young leaves will be blue/white turning blue/green when older giving off an pleasant smell when crushed. Creamy white and fragrant flowers are seen in small clusters around Autumn time.
Native to South East Australia which could be politically controversial because all our plants are grown in the UK so technically speaking, just like immigrants who have children here, they are British? Just a thought.
Considered to be broadly conical reaching a height and spread of around 12m and 8m at 10 years, although local conditions and weather will influence this heavily so could stop at that height or go on to be more, possibly over 25m. Growth of 2m a year or more can be expected. For those customers out in their garden with a calendar and tape measure, this is an average measurement!
Moisture levels can affect Tingiringi Gum foliage density. Kept well watered in the Summer, you can expect a dense bushy crown but if deprived of water, you would see an open and not so dense crown.
Good for bio fuel or biomass, whichever eco school of thought you are from. Coppices very well and good for specimen trees which means can be planted on its own for interesting ornamental benefits. Can also be grown indoors or containers but is slow to start. Foliage also used in flower arrangements.
For best results plant in full sun with some protection from the wind although you can plant in exposed sites. Considered fully UK hardy which usually means will survive down to -15 degrees centigrade. If in doubt get your gran to knit a tree jumper which will obviously be outgrown in a few years. Will tolerate most soil conditions except those near Chernobyl or submarine window boxes.
If you are going to use it for hedging or screening then we suggest plating distances of 1.5m or more. You can plant closer but these are very vigorous trees and they will compete for nutrients in the soil which may slow them down. Regular feeding for closely planted Tingiringi Gum (Eucalyptus Glaucescens) would be a good idea, certainly not a bad one.
Benefits of using our plug plant trees
Our Shining Gum Eucalyptus trees are sold as plug plants, in other words the roots are encased in compost. This means that planting can be carried out at any time of the year, provided they are watered in periods of drought, compared to bare-root plants which can only be planted during the plants normal dormant period (November to March). All of these trees are North UK grown, which is important for successful establishment.
Due to courier unpredictability, we advise having your trees delivered AT LEAST 3 days before you actually need them.
Returning Cell Grown Trees
For Phytosanitary reasons, some cell grown trees cannot be returned to the nursery. A list of plants affected is shown here.
Delaying Planting Cell Grown Trees
If you cannot plant straight away, take the trees out of the packaging and stand upright next to each other in a sheltered location outside. November to March, no need to water unless they start to dry out and these would be ok for up to 6 weeks. During Spring and Summer, you can do this for up to 3 weeks.
Site Conditions And Evergreen Tree List
Our tree chart details which site conditions suit which trees and also which are evergreen or semi-evergreen.
Feeding Or Fertilizing Hedges
Any nitrogen based fertilizer will do such as 20:20:10 but the longer lasting ones which take 18/24 months are better as they are regulated by the weather and moisture therefore release slowly.
Second line of hedging or staggered row
We recommend planting the second line of trees 25cm or 10 inches away from the first if using the staggered hedging approach. Consider buying 10% more than you need and plant the spares elsewhere so you have immediate replacements for damaged or diseased trees.
For all hedging protection please view the Tree Extra section.
You would think that thorny plants would put rabbits off from eating them however this is not the case. They are happy to take the pain regardless of the cost (sounds like rabbits would be suited to marriage)
Hedge Growth Rates
For information on rates of growth please click "Hedge Growth Rates"
Using Bark or wood chip mulch for hedging trees
Mice like to use this as a nest/home/holiday retreat and they eat the bark (especially Beech). Periodically check for damage below the mulch or bark layer. Alternatively use gravel or plastic sheeting as a method of keeping weeds.
Adding Fragrance And Colour To Your Hedge.
Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) is a very popular addition to any garden due to the strong fragrance, splash of colours and interest it generates from other wildlife. Click the link to find out more.
Coastal PlantingFactors Detrimental To Cell Grown/Young Hedging Trees
Trees suitable for coastal hedging include Aspen, Hawthorn, Holly, Juniper, Rowan, Whitebeam and Willows.
Too much/little water, animal Urine, excessive wind exposure (will slow growth), salt spray, frost on new growth, herbicide drift and over application of fertilizer.
Hedge Tree Growing In The UK
We have instructed all our hedging trees that no non-UK holidays are allowed so that we can state they are all UK grown. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over 1000 trees can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057