3 Plants That Can Be Used To Create A Hedge

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3 Plants That Can Be Used To Create A Hedge

22 January 2021
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Hedges add greenery to your garden and many plants suitable for hedging also flower and attract wildlife. Some people prefer hedges to fencing, as they create a natural boundary and there's no need to get the wood painted every year. Whether you want a tall hedge to provide privacy or a short hedge to divide your garden into sections, there are a number of plants to choose from. Read on to learn more about three popular plants suitable for creating a garden hedge.

Japanese Box

Japanese box is a popular choice with those who want to create a classic, formal hedge. It is slow-growing and won't grow above a metre in height, so it requires little maintenance. Trimming Japanese box once a year will encourage the growth of new foliage and help establish a shape you are happy with. Japanese box has glossy, dark green foliage that will add a pop of colour to your garden. Its small leaf size creates a tight hedge with no significant gaps when the plants are correctly spaced.

Sasanqua Camellia

Sasanqua camellia can grow several metres tall, so it's an ideal choice for those who want a tall hedge, but dwarf varieties of the plant are also available. Sasanqua camellia has dark green foliage with a medium leaf size and flowers in the autumn. The large blooms can be pink or white and look stunning against the dark leaves. This plant thrives in rich soil, so you will need to fertilise and feed your hedging a couple of times a year to support healthy growth.

Lilly Pilly Casecade

Lilly pilly cascade is a native Australian plant and can be trimmed back or allowed to grow several metres high. This is a robust plant that grows quickly and flowers in the summer. The beautiful pink bulbous flowers give way to clusters of bright berries, which can be used to make jam. Lilly pilly cascade is an ideal choice for those who want an informal hedge that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

The number of plants you'll need for your hedge will depend on the type of plant you select, as they each have different spacing requirements to allow for healthy growth. Hedging plants can be bought from landscaping suppliers, and they will help you to calculate the number of plants you will need to grow your required length of hedge. They can also provide guidance on caring for your selecting hedging plants. For more information on creating a garden hedge or other landscaping products, contact your local landscaping store.