Ilex Crenata Jersey Pinnacle As Hedge - Knowledgebase Question

Vienna, VA
Question by langleyoaker
September 26, 2002
I'd like to know if ilex crenata Jersey Pinnacle would make a good medium sized hedge. How tall/wide are they at maturity? How far apart should they be planted to create a hedge? Are they columnar or pyramidal?


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Answer from NGA
September 26, 2002

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These plants grow to about 8 feet tall and 4 to 5 feet wide at maturity and somewhat pyramidal, but like other I. crenata types they withstand pruning nicely. On the negative side, they are quite slow growing, perhaps slower than you would like if you are looking for quick privacy. For long term plant health, I like to see hedge plants set out far enough apart to reach their mature size without undue crowding, close enough to touch at the tips or a maybe little closer than that for more even density. Your local professional nursery staff and/or county extension may have additional thoughts and suggestions with regard to establishing a hedge in the site and particular growing conditions you have in mind, as well.

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