Privet Hedge: A fixture of the suburban landscape 50 years ago, fast-growing privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium and L. amurense) remains a fine choice where conditions are right: To thrive, this deciduous shrub requires a temperate climate and a homeowner willing to wield sharp shears as often as needed.
English Laurel - Monrovia - Large evergreen shrub has dense, erect branches and rich green leaves. Tiny flowers have sweet fragrance. Tolerant of salt spray. A popular choice for clipped hedges, group plantings or screens. Light Needs: Partial to full sun Watering Needs: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat. Average Landscape Size: Fast growing to 12 ft. tall, 8 ft. wide, larger if untrimmed.
Natural hedges make great additions to many landscapes. They are a great way to divide your landscape into different zones, make wonderful borders, and offer a surprising variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and types. Here are 10 of the best hedge plants by growing zone.