what plants will quickly grow into a hedge?

@rhinoboy (2129)
November 30, 2006 11:14am CST
I want something that will gorw into a hedge within a couple of years but not look too messy or sparse. it should be evergreen to keep privacy in winter. Please note I'm in UK so some plant I can't get or won't grow here. Your advice would be great!
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@Dolcerina (3379)
• Hungary
6 Dec 06
thuja - evergreen thuja. There are many type of.
Maybe Thuja? Have you tried with it? It will not be hedge in 2yrs, but in5-6 sure. I think it will be good for you. There are severel types of it.
@rhinoboy (2129)
7 Dec 06
That looks like the trees we call connifer. They work quite well, but take a lot from the soil and grow too big. I think I need a climbing plant that grows quick and is evergreen
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
30 Nov 06
Privet is the obvious choice, though not everyone likes it as a plant. It certainly makes a quick strong hedge without any fuss.
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@rhinoboy (2129)
1 Dec 06
thanks for your suggestion. last time I planted privet it took ages to 'settle in' and grew very slowly. I'm looking for something that will grow much faster.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
20 May 08
Holly grows quickly into a hedge and is evergreen too and has red berries at christmas time. I think it grows in the UK too if I am not mistaken.