WHAT IS THE BEST BUSHES FOR HEDGES

1. Boxwood.

This has always been the preferred hedge. It is a good general purpose hedge that will offer you an excellent perimeter surround. This hedge sets the standard for clipped hedges. It will withstand frequent shearing and trimming to finally shape it into a perfect geometric shape or form. You can also allow it to grow and provide a privacy screen and create your own maze. Some Boxwood variety can grow up to 20 feet high.

2. Glossy Abelia.

This hedge is loved by butterflies because of its trumpet shaped flowers that dangle all through summer from this hedge’s branches. This hedge will form naturally an arching mound that can grow to between 3 -6 feet. You can also shear it to design a lower hedge.

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3. Japanese Barberry.

Barberry normally produce sharp spines that will provide a nearly impossible to penetrate barrier. This shrub can grow to between 3 to 6 feet tall making it a perfect border plant. The foliage of the many varieties of this shrub will give you different shades to choose from. The leaves develop orange, red and golden hues in fall.

4. Flowering Quince.

This plant is equipped with sharp spines that make it the perfect privacy or barrier plant. It can grow up to 10 feet and will bring beauty in spring with its pink, white and scarlet blooms.

5. Laurustinus.

It is a bulky hedge amongst the dwarf hedges. It is an evergreen hedge that is easy to design and form into any shape or size you want. It is draught resistant and will grow well in moderately fertile and humus rich soil. Make sure that the soil drains well.

6. Holly.

Holly is a very popular hedge plant. It will require constant pruning to shape in into a hedge. Yaupon, meserve and inkberry holly are the easiest and most practical to plant and will need minimal pruning.

7. Oleander.

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This hedge plant thrives well and with little care in areas with high humidity levels. It grows to between 12 to 15 feet and is heat, wind, and air pollution tolerant. It has dark leaves with a leathery touch and forms a scenic backdrop with its pink red and white blooms.

8. Korean Lilac.

It is also called Meyer Lilac and can grow up to 8 feet. It is an easy lilac to grow and maintain. It is an evergreen hedge that is decked with fragrant purple flowers in early spring. It is resistant to powdery mildew, a common hedge plants disease.

Reference:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/trees-shrubs-vines/shrubs/best-plants-for-hedges/
http://hedgetrimmerestimator.com/
http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/3855506/list/9-low-growing-hedges-that-make-good-neighbors

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