Often given a bad reputation in the pressm but actually it is bad management of them that causes problems. Yes, it is a fast growing hedge, and if trimmed annually causes no problems at all. In fact it makles an outstanding, dense hedge ideall for screening, wind shelter, dividing areas off, security and shading – it really excels in all those functions. Very tolerant of all growing conditions, the yellow colour tends to be best on new growth, and in the sun. This is in fact an improved clone caled ‘Excalibur Gold’ with better colour than more common ‘Castlewhellan Gold’. It will gow up to 2ft (60cm) per year when established, so is ideal for quick results, but does need annual care! For best results, plant about 2ft (60cm) apart, and remove centre leader in second year to encourage branching to fill the gaps quickly. Price discounts for bigger quantities.