A deciduous, bushy hedging plant which responds well to pruning. Grown for its fragrant white flowers, vivid red fruits and stunning autumn foliage, the Wayfaring Tree makes an attractive hedge.
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- Flower Colour: white
- Foliage Colour: grey green
- Approx. Growth Height: 3m (10ft)
- Flowering Period: spring/summer
- Tolerance: exposure tolerant, frost resistant
- Growing Habit: upright, bushy
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Exposure: exposed, sheltered
- Rate of Growth: medium
- Final Size if Untrimmed: medium sized shrub
- Wildlife: attracts bees and other insects
- Arrives bare-root at a height of 60-90cm (2-3ft)
- Light Requirements: full sun, partial shade
- Soil Requirements: all soils
- Moisture: well-drained, moist but well-drained
- Planting Distance: 60cm (2ft)
Small-leaved Lime can be planted from November to March, when the hedge is dormant. Ensure that the area where you are going to plant the hedge is clear and weed-free.
Caring and Maintenance
Should be pruned in winter, just after planting, and for two years after that. On planting, cut back leading shoots and side shoots by one-third, cutting to a well placed bud. Repeat this in the second winter to prevent straggly growth and thicken up the hedge base. Then trim every June after that.
Maintain at 90-180cm (3-6ft) or as taller hedges or screens.