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Fast-growing Hedges for Privacy

A Quick List of Fast-growing Hedges for Privacy

Hedges create a private outdoor living space, help buffer noise, and give an aesthetic appeal to the garden. Read the Gardenerdy article for information on some fast-growing hedges for privacy.
Gardenerdy Staff
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018
What are hedges? And why do people look forward to planting them around their backyards and gardens? A fence made by closely planted plants, shrubs, and bushes used for decorating the property. The preference to utilize fast growing hedges is because it can be cut and shaped in a particular manner to enhance the overall look of the house. Along with that, growing these hedges for privacy issues is a good idea.
Now there are different types of hedges that gardeners like to use. Among the many varieties, boxwood, privet, and yew are few of the most popular choices.
Hedges You Can Plant
Many homeowners who love to have an evergreen garden in front of their homes know which hedges to choose from. However, we don't want you to feel left out. And for the people who are looking for information on the same, who have just begun taking interest in gardening, we've got you covered. If that's the case with you, we have an easier solution for you to know which are the fast growing shrub varieties and hedge plants.
Frost Proof Gardenia
Frost Proof Gardenia
Perfect in cold weather, beautiful; spring to summer blooms; zone: 7―10
Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea
Autumn Debutante Encore Azalea
This shrub blooms tons of flowers and can adapt to various conditions; Growing zones: 6―10
Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
Autumn Embers Encore Azalea
9 months of colorful red flowers, fast growing flowering shrub; Growing zones: 6―10
Butterfly Bush "Lochinch"
Butterfly Bush
Lavender flowers that looks really attractive in groups; Growing zones: 6―9
Canadian Hemlock Tree
Canadian Hemlock Tree
Evergreen tree, has pyramid-type leaves; Growing zones: 3―7
Double Knockout Roses
Double Knockout Roses
Double petals, double the attraction, flowers stay bloomed for a longer time; Growing zones: 5―9
Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea
Autumn Royalty Encore Azalea
Blooms purple flowers during spring, summer and fall; Growing zones: 6―10
Double Knockout Trees
Double Knockout Trees
Grows up to 4 feet high and yields beautiful roses; Growing zones: 5―9
Burning Bush
Burning Bush
The shrub gets red color foliage; Growing zones: 4―8
Basjoo Banana Tree
Basjoo Banana Tree
Easily grows in any condition, provides the garden a tropical glow; Growing zones: 5―11
Common Purple Lilac
Common Purple Lilac
Grows up to 8―10 feet high, and gives purple flowers; Growing zones: 3―7
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Sunset Glow Bamboo
Easy to maintain, makes the garden look really attractive; Growing zones: 5―9
Sky Pencil Tree
Sky Pencil Tree
Very low maintenance tree, gives great privacy; Growing zones: 5―8
Red Rhododendron
Red Rhododendron
Gives red flowers in spring, tolerates heat and sunlight; Growing zones: 4―8
Wisteria Vine
Wisteria Vine
Gives beautiful pink flowers; Growing zones: 4―9
Nellie Stevens Holly
Nellie Stevens Holly
Can grow in any condition; Growing zones: 6―9
Fragrant Tea Olive
Fragrant Tea Olive
Gives amazing scent; Growing zones: 7―9
Tri Color Willow
Tri Color Willow
Gives beautiful white and pink flowers, grows till 6 feet; Growing zones: 5―9
American Holly Tree
Can grow in any condition; Growing zones: 5―9
Chinese Privet
Chinese Privet
Gives delicate white flowers; Growing zones: 7―10
Lavender Rhododendron
Lavender Rhododendron
Grows really fast and gives lavender flowers; Growing zones: 3―9
Red Twig Dogwood
Red Twig Dogwood
Looks like red fiery shrub, very low maintenance; Growing zones: 2―9
Emerald Green Thuja
Emerald Green Thuja
Gives greenery all year round, can grow in any condition; Growing zones: 4―8
Spirea Vanhouttei
Spirea Vanhouttei
Gives snowy-white blooms, tolerant to drought; Growing zones: 3―8
Pieris Mountain Fire
Pieris Mountain Fire
Gives beautiful white blooms; Growing zones: 6―9
Double Pink Knockout Rose
Double Pink Knockout Rose
Double petals, double the attraction, flowers stay bloomed for a longer time; Growing zones: 5―10
Supreme Camellia
Supreme Camellia
Gives big, pink flowers; Growing zones: 7―10
Yellow Twig Dogwood
Yellow Twig Dogwood
Yellow-colored hedge; Growing zones: 3―7
Ash Leaf Spirea
Ash Leaf Spirea
Beautiful white blooms, has multi-stems, grows at least up to 8 feet tall; Growing zones: 2―7
Bluebeard―Petit Bleu
Bluebeard Petit Bleu
Cute blue flowers, attracts butterflies and gives privacy; Growing zones: 5―9
Buffaloberry―Silver
Buffaloberry Silver
Ornamental shrub, grow at least up to 12 feet tall; Growing zones: 2―6
Bluebeard―Sunshine Blue
Bluebeard Sunshine Blue
Gives blue flowers, grows in sunny conditions; Growing zones: 5―9
Butterfly Bush―Adonis Blue
Butterfly Bush Adonis Blue
Big, bushy plant with dark blue flowers; Growing zones: 5―9
Butterfly Bush―Black Knight
Butterfly Bush Black Knight
Big, bushy plant with gorgeous purple blooms; Growing zones: 5―9
Black Chokeberry
Black Chokeberry
Grows at least up to 6 feet tall, gives dark purple fruits; Growing zones: 3―8
Lynwood Gold Forsythia
Lynwood Gold Forsythia
Gives gorgeous yellow flowers, grows really fast; Growing zones: 4―8
Red Chokeberry
Red Chokeberry
Grows at least 6 feet tall, gives white and pink flowers; Growing zones: 4―9
Cotoneaster Peking
Cotoneaster Peking
Has yellow-red leaves, grows well in shaded areas; Growing zones: 2―9
European Variegated Dogwood
European Variegated Dogwood
Grows in any condition, evergreen, easy to grow; Growing zones: 3―7
Grey Twig Dogwood
Grows at least up to 15 feet tall, gives beautiful white flowers; Growing zones: 2―8
Redoiser Dogwood
Red osier dogwood
Gives white to green flowers, grows in dry and wet areas; Growing zones: 2―5
Silky Dogwood
Gives white-yellow flowers; Growing zones: 4―8
Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow
Has straight stems; Growing zones: 4―6
Black Beauty Elderberry
Black Beauty Elderberry
Gives pink flowers that smell amazing, can grow as shrubs or small trees; Growing zones: 4―7
Elderberry Variegated
Elderberry Variegated
Gives white-edged leaves, easily grows in sunny areas; Growing zones: 5―7
Chicago Fire Burning Bush
Chicago Fire Burning Bush
Grows in any condition, gives gorgeous red leaves; Growing zones: 4―8
Gumball Spirea
Gumball Spirea
Grows at least 4 inches wide, can grow in any condition; Growing zones: 3―8
Viburnum Nannyberry
Viburnum Nannyberry
Grows in any condition, can grow at least up to 20 feet tall; Growing zones: 2―8
Japanese Willow
Has red stems with pink leaves; Growing zones: 4―7
These were a few hedges that will not only bring privacy to your abode, but also give you a chance to learn more about these shrubs. Give yourself peace of mind as these hedges keep the chaotic world where it belongs―outside.