If you are thinking about planting a new hedge and have doubts on which plant is the best for you, we are offering a list of the most popular ones so you can choose whichever suits you best. Hedges are a necessary part of every garden, providing privacy, blocking wind or even buffering noise. But most importantly edges provide structure to your garden. Hedging plants are usually budget friendly especially if you buy them bare-rooted.
Laurel HedgeLaurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.
TOP 10 Best Plants for Hedges and How to Plant Them
I keep seeing the most amazing photos of this type of hedge and I finally learned the name. Miscanthus produces showy copper colored flower plumes in September and brilliant fall gold foliage. This perennial is zone 5 hardy and is both deer resistant and drought proof once established. Make sure to shear back this hedge plant in the spring to about 12” from the ground. This helps to re-energize the plant for the coming season.
5 beautiful bushes to plant in the yard. good for privacy and very easy on the eye! such pretty colors! buddiea(pink),forsythia spectabilis(yellow), spirea arguta(white), ceanothus yankee point(blue), and weigelia(burgundy)