Hedges: Emerald 'smaragd' Cedars

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  1. taitism

    taitism Member

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    I just planted 9 - 6 ft. Emerald 'smaragd' Cedars last weekend. They were dug from a farm and transplanted 90 minutes later in my yard. I used a root stimulator for the first watering. I am now worried they are too far apart to form a hedge. I planted them on 30" centres and I read last night that they should be planted on 2' centres or less. Should I move them again or will this spacing work as well with a little more patience?

    Thanks for your thoughts.
     
  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    This is not a dwarf variety. They are likely to merge in time. It's a matter of how long you are willing to wait.
     
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    That's good to know.Thanks for your reply,
     
  4. jimmyq

    jimmyq Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    30" on center is a common planting distance for long term survival. If you plant closer they may become a solid hedge sooner but you may run in to problems in the later years due to crowding.
     

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