Planting a double row of Willow provides a thick screen of dense growth. Where windbreaks for particularly exposed sites are needed, a triple row of planting can be done.
When it comes to the height of Willow Whip to use, remember that 30cm/1ft of the Whip will be planted into the ground. Example: If you want to plant a 1.8m/6ft high, use 2.1m/7ft Whips for planting.
Our recommended plant spacing is 30cm/1ft. To work out how much willow needed, take the total length of the space to be planted in metres and use this formula: (Total Metre Length x 3.3) x 2 = Number of Whips Needed. Example: 10 metre screen: (10 x 3.3) x 2 = 66 Whips.
We do supply ready-made Double Row Hedge Kits
sold by the metre. These include Weed Control Fabric plus Plastic Ground Pegs and planting instructions. For long stretches of planting you may also want to condiser purchasing a Willow Planting Spike.