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Definition of clipped hedge

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Definition as written by Terry:

An English term used to describe a shaped hedge, typically created from evergreens or conifers - especially box, yew, thuja, and some small-leafed hollies.

It can be a high hedge, used as a windbreak or property barrier, or a low hedge to give form to a garden bed


The hedge can have angular lines, or be softer with a somewhat rounded shape, depending on the personal tastes of the gardener.

When creating a clipped hedge, (especially a tall one) keep the bottom slightly wider than the top, so all the foliage continues to receive adequate sunlight (perfectly vertical clipping can cause the bottom portion of the plants to die out.)


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