The CoHort Zone

October 10, 2018

Press Release: Instant Hedges For Fall And Winter Accents And Screening Now Available

Fagus sylvatica - European Beech InstantHedgeFor Immediate Release

Name: Maria Zampini
Company:UpShoot™ LLC
Address: 5010 South Ridge Rd
Madison, OH 44057
Cell:440.812.3249
Fax:440.357.7676
Email:maria@upshoothort.com
Blog:The CoHort Zone
Website:www.upshoothort.com

InstantHedge landscape shot

Instant Hedges for Fall and Winter Accents and Screening Now Available

81 acres of InstantHedgesOctober 2, 2018 — The spring 2018 introduction of InstantHedges was a smash hit, with retailers, designers, and homeowners clamoring for delivery of the 13 different varieties of grab-and-go (literally) four-unit pre-trimmed hedges.

Since 2014, owner Brent Markus and his team have planted 500,000 trees, filling 81 acres with plants precision-trimmed multiple times per year with GPS-driven technology. Hedges are then dug in groups of four, packed up, and shipped for planting at homes, commercial properties, and for use at restaurants, museums, and shopping areas as movable screens.

InstantHedge at IGC Show

Landscaping: Done

InstantHedge is excited to debut their newest product, the 15-18 inch tall, 32 inch long Green Mountain Boxwood hedge packed five to a unit. These plants are the perfect package for instant beauty, an instantly finished look, and instant holiday decorating. Each unit weighs less than 40 pounds, making it an easy-to-buy, attractive, and affordable option for consumers at retail. Designers and consumers can plant these well-rooted hedge blocks in a trench, in a straight line or bent on a curve. They may also be cut and pieced together as needed.

Green Mountain Boxwood Instant Hedge Specs:

  • Hedge units are each 32″ long, 15-18″ tall, 10″ wide
  • 22 units per pallet for affordable shipping
  • Weight: less than 40lbs/unit
  • 5 units per panel, low branched, thriving
  • Incredibly well-rooted, growing as single unit
  • Easy to plant in a trench – no issues of air gaps or the difficulty of planting individual units

Green Mountain Boxwood is a highly blight resistant boxwood variety based on the Chicago Botanic Garden studies, available here.  InstantHedge is enrolled in boxwood blight cleanliness programs in Oregon and the company is approved to ship boxwood throughout the United States.

 

Example of hedges used in newly planted landscape design for high end house

A Designer’s Dream

Example of hedges deployedUsually the design process goes something like this: pen to paper, plants in the ground, then wait. InstantHedges speed up the process immeasurably, allowing designers to fulfill their vision for clients without delay. Melinda Vaughan, President of Toms Creek Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. in Denton, NC said of her experience with the product, “InstantHedges provided the perfect products to beautifully complement my design for a 30,000 square foot French provincial estate. The plants were impeccable and the service prompt and courteous.”

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Where to Buy

Wholesalers, independent garden centers, designers, and commercial landscapers visit InstantHedge.com for information and pricing. For orders, email order@instanthedge.com, or call 503.587.0102. For media inquiries contact pr@instanthedge.com.

Beginning October 15, 2018, InstantHedge’s full product line will be available to consumers through WaysideGardens.com. Wayside Gardens is also the exclusive online source for Boxwood InstantHedges. Another source for the larger hedges is fast-growing-trees.com. Consumers who prefer to purchase in person can ask for InstantHedge at their local independent garden centers for retail pull-through.

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Hedge Sizes in a box

InstantHedge Choices

InstantHedge offers 20 varieties of ready-to-plant hedges, covering hardiness zones from 2-9, heights of 3-6 feet, and full to partial sunlight requirements. This fall marks the introduction of the 18” boxwood hedge as well.

Evergreen
Buxus x. ‘Green Mountain’ – Green Mountain Boxwood
Prunus laurocerasus – English or Cherry Laurel
Prunus lusitanica – Portuguese Cherry Laurel
Taxus x. media ‘Hicksii’ – Yew
Prunus laurocerasus ‘Schipkaensis’ – Schipka Cherry Laurel
Thuja occidentalis – American Arborvitae
Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ – Emerald Green Arborvitae
Thuja plicata ‘Virescens’ – Western Red Cedar
Thuja x. ‘Green Giant’ – Green Giant Arborvitae

Deciduous
Fagus sylvatica – European Beech
Acer ginnala ‘Flame’ – Flame Amur Maple
Cornus mas – Cornelian Cherry
Acer campestre – Hedge Maple

About InstantHedge

Brent MarkusBrent Markus, owner of InstantHedge, discovered his passion in his teens, landscaping his parents’ garden in a suburb of Chicago. He won his first award, the Chicago Tribune Garden Contest Best Collectors Garden, when he was 17, and his designs have been featured in numerous national publications. Brent attended Cornell University to study landscape architecture and received his Masters in Horticulture. Brent’s original nursery, Rare Tree Nursery, has been operating from the same location for the past 11 years and specializes in Japanese Maples and Dwarf Conifers.

Headquartered in Canby, Oregon, InstantHedge maintains more than 60-miles of in-ground and container-grown hedges and offers year-round harvesting and shipping. The Company is now taking orders for delivery through 2020.

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About UpShoot

Maria ZampiniUpShoot, LLC is a boutique horticulture marketing firm specializing in the sales, licensing and marketing of new plant introductions to North America, Canada, Europe and Australia. UpShoot also provides marketing services for gardening related products to both the trade and consumer audiences. For more information, contact Maria Zampini, President at 440-812-3249 or maria@upshoothort.com.