If i want to make a hedge quickly how many plants can i use per metre?
We recommend two plants per metre, you can of course go tighter than this to create the hedge quicker but in future years when they become established they may become to tight, which can make them look a little untidy.
If left untrimmed how high will they grow?
If left completely to there own devices you could realistically expect heights in excess of 10 metres with a similar spread.
Ive read Prunus doesn't do well in chalky soil is this one suitable?
Yes Prunus Lusitanica will be fine in chalky soil.
Do they need lots of watering?
Not really lots, but obviously like all plants they do need moisture however once established should be able to take as much as they need from the ground.
Are the berries edible?
If they get to big can they be pruned hard?
Yes, once mature they can be pruned back hard in spring, best done before growing commences.
Can i add anything to the planting hole to give the plants a good start?
Look no further than Osmocote PrePlant currently we are offering 1kg free, enough for 20 plants with purchases of six or more.