Flowering Hedges, Evergreen Hedges, Shrub Hedges, and Tree Hedge Lists


A Hedge may take the form of flowering hedges, evergreen hedges, shrubs as hedges, and trees as hedges. Find a list of hedging plants in each group. Consider this list of hedges that have exceptional qualities and seasonal interest. It is important to choose the right shrubs and plants in your landscape. You should also consider plants normally thought of as trees and shrubs that can be trained as hedges. Keep in mind the size of the hedges, as well as the growing conditions that your plant will have. You should also make sure someone will be able to prune and cut them back as needed. The hedging lists will give the common name followed by its scientific name.

"Flowering Hedges"

Flowering Hydrangea Hedge

FLOWERING HEDGES

Glossy Abelia, Abelia x grandiflora

Camellia, Camellia

Ceanothus, Ceanothus

Flowering Quince, Chaenomeles

Hawthorn, Crataegus

Deutzia, Deutzia

Forsythia, Forsythia

Gardenia, Gardenia

Rose-of-Sharon or Shrub Althea,Hibiscua syracus

Hydrangea, Hydrangea

Beauty Bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis

Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica

Honeysuckle, Lonicera

Oleander, Nerium oleander

Osmanthus, Osmanthus

Cinquefoil, Potentilla

Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus

Rose, Rosa

Spirea, Spirea

Lilac, Syringa

"Evergreen Hedge"

Evergreen Hedges

EVERGREEN HEDGES

Boxwood, Buxus

Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens

Camellia, Camellia

Cedar, Cedrus

White Cedar or aka False Cypress, Chamaecyparis

Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster

Leyland Cypress, x Cupressocyparis leylandii

Blue Gum Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus ‘Compacta’

Euonymus, Euonymus fortunei cultivars

Holly, Ilex

Juniper, Juniperus

Privet, Ligustrum

Oleander, Nerium oleander

Osmanthus, Osmanthus

Christmas Berry, Photinia

Pine, Pinus

Podocarpus, Podocarpus

Cherry Laurel, Prunus laurocerasus

Firethorn, Pyracantha

Yew, Taxus

Arborvitae, Thuja

Canadian Hemlock, Tsuga canadensis

"Shrub Hedge"

Shrub hedging plants

SHRUBS USED AS HEDGES

Glossy Abelia, Abelia x grandiflora

Gold-Dust Tree, Aucuba japnica ‘Variegata’

Ceonothus, Ceanothus

Flowering Quince, Chaenomeles

Cotoneaster, Cotoneaster

Dwarf Japanese Cedar, Cryptomeria japonica

Deutzia, Deutzia

Forsythia, Forsythia

Gardenia, Gardenia

Witch Hazel, Hamamelis

Rose-of-Sharon or Shrub Althea,Hibiscua syracus

Hydranges, Hydranges

Beauty Bush, Kolkwitzia amabilis

Heavenly Bamboo, Nandina domestica

Cinquefoil, Potentilla

Lilac, Syringa

"Tree Hedges"

Trees as hedges

TREES USED AS HEDGES

Incense Cedar, Calocedrus decurrens

Hornbeam, Carpinus

Cedar, Cedrus

White Cedar or aka False Cypress, Chamaecyparis

European Smoke Tree, Cotinus coggygria

Hawthorn, Crataegus

Leyland Cypress, x Cupressocyparis leylandii

Blue Gum Eucalyptus, Eucalyptus globulus ‘Compacta’

Holly, Ilex

Juniper, Juniperus

Crape Myrtle, Lagerstroemia indica

Pine, Pinus

Arborvitae, Thuja

Hemlock, Tsuga

 

 

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