For most box garden hedges, multiply the length of the hedge in metres by 5 to calculate the number of plants required. This corresponds to a spacing of 20cm (8 inches), and is suitable for are root and container grown plants up to 40cm tall when planted.
If it is to be a low hedge, say less than about 30 or 40cm high, then length in metres times 6 (16cm/6.5 inches spacing) may be preferred, especially when planting trees less than about 20cm tall.
The root balled hedging plants are usually 30-50cm wide when supplied. So for tall hedges, over about 50cm high, length in metres x 3 (33cm, 13 inch spacing), is generally enough.
Any time of year is a good time to plant box. The main consideration is probably ease of preparing the ground. Bare-root plants will require much more watering if planted in spring or summer, and normally speaking it is best to plant container grown plants at any time and bare-root trees between October and April.
Either bare-root or container-grown plants will succeed at any time of year. The main difference is that bare-root trees are cheaper to post, take longer to establish, and need much more watering if planted in summer.
Normally speaking, we supply container-grown plants all the year round and bare-root plants from around mid-October to early April. If you would like bare root plants in Summer, then we can supply them.
Usually within 1 to 5 working days of payment. We offer same day and timed delivery at extra cost. If you would like us to 'aim' for delivery on a particular date (eg by sending your plants on an overnight service the day before), please let us know.
Orders are generally dispatched within 2 or 3 working days of payment. In the UK they are usually sent by next working day courier or pallet contractor, or by first class post. To Europe it is a 2-5 day courier or pallet network service or airmail, depending on the size and weight of the plants.