When should I plant spindle hedging?
We recommend planting Euonymus Europaeus from late summer through to early autumn. It is good to note that bare root plants, however, can only be planted from November-March.
How far apart should I plant Spindle plants?
If you are planting in a single row, we recommend planting 30cm between each plant. If, however, you have enough room to create a zigzag or staggered double row, we recommend planting up to 7 plants per metre. This will provide the best density and overall hedge results.
How to plant Spindle:
With bare root Spindle plants, begin by soaking the roots for at least 2 hours in a large bucket of water. If you do not have a bucket to hand, or there are too many plants to soak, spraying the roots with a garden hose for a few minutes will do the trick (the roots must be wet before planting).
Dig the hole to be at least twice as wide, but the same depth, as the plant's roots (usually around 60cm wide and 30cm deep). Mix the excess soil with some garden compost or well-rotted manure, to ensure the plants are provided with the best possible nutrients from the beginning.
Place the plants into the hole, ensuring they are straight and have enough room. Once satisfied, backfill with the excess soil, patting down as you go along to secure the plant and remove any air pockets.̴Ì?
Follow this by watering the plants very well and placing a 2-3" later of mulch at the base of the plants. Continually and regularly water for the next 1-2 years of establishment, ensuring that they are provided with plenty during warmer temperatures.