A thriving fence is a living wall consisting of plants. Some hedges are for decorative purposes only, while others serve primarily for practical functions. Come on, see 5 types of flower hedges to beautify your home!
The hedges that people use for decoration are often pruned to the correct size and shape and can be evergreen or withered shrubs. Shrubs that people use for practical safety functions should thrive and may have thorns (like hawthorn) or spiny leaves (like English holly).
Japanese holly has small oval leaves. Many cultivars of this broadleaf evergreen are available if you wish to buy one. For hedges, most people choose one that reaches 3 to 4 feet high with a similar spread.
Plant Japanese holly in zones 5 through 8. The flowers are usually white and you should expose the plant to lots of sun. Soil must have good drainage and soil with an acidic pH.
English holly, with its spiny leaves, makes a better hedge than Japanese holly if you want to combine safety with aesthetic considerations.
This type of holly grows large enough to provide optimal protection (‘Ferox Argentea’ cultivar is 15 feet tall and 8-10 feet wide). Remember, holly berries are poisonous and should be kept away from children and pets.
Plant English Holly in zones 5 through 9. The flowers are usually greenish white and bear red fruit. Don’t forget to dry the plants in plenty of sunlight. For the soil there must be drainage and dry wells and a slightly acidic soil pH.
Sharp spines line barberry branches, making them a traditional choice for a flowering hedge plant. Its brightly colored berries last for months to provide visual appeal in winter.
The thorn will remain throughout the year. Until recently, the barberry fell out of favor in North America due to its invasive nature. However, the development of new non-invasive cultivars could lead to a resurgence of barberry in North America.
Plant barberries in zones 4 through 8. It can bear red fruit and has purple leaves and yellow-orange flowers. Don’t forget to dry the plant to lots of sun. For the soil must have good drainage and drainage.
Among the greenery, the yew is perhaps the most classic hedge plant. They are popular in part because they tolerate shade. Although some yew trees grow large enough to serve as a protection for privacy, they are slow growing.
Plant yew bushes in zones 2 through 10. It can bear red fruit and has dark green foliage. Don’t forget to display the plants in lots of sun. For soil, it must have good drainage and drainage and a neutral soil pH.
Although Canadian firs are grown as trees in the wild, they are often sold in shrub form for use as hedges.
Plant Canadian hemlocks in zones 3-7. They have small yellow to light green leaves. Don’t forget to display the plants in lots of sun. For the soil it must be rich and moist with an acidic soil pH.
Well, now you know 5 flowering hedges to beautify your home. Are you interested in growing yours?
You can purchase an artificial fence if you don’t have the extra time to plant it.