Want to change those wooden and wired fences that surround your house? How about getting more close to nature while you build a privacy fencing around? Well, it sounds green and cool.
Privacy hedges give you the security of a fence, they will keep your prying neighbors at bay. They also keep the surrounding noises, wind, and stray animals from loitering into your garden. It is more convenient for you and your neighbors (not the intrusive ones though).
Different Shrubs and Plants for Privacy Hedges
Some important factors to keep in mind regarding privacy hedges, is that the shrub you choose should have dense foliage, and have a certain height to ensure your privacy. You may also want to consider communicating with the neighbors and your property owner, if necessary, before planting them.
Pruning and trimming will help to keep them dense and in proper height. The needle foliage and the bright red berries give a soft and blush appeal to this plant.
Also known as Pyracantha coccinea, this shrub has dark green leaves with bright berries that form clusters, and give you an excellent visual appeal. They are easy to grow and can be best grown as privacy hedges as they have thorns that are best for safety, and the free standing plant can be easily trimmed for a privacy hedge.
Also known as Euonymus Alatus, this deciduous shrub has a green foliage covered in fresh yellow spring flowers. The full sun will give this bush the best fall red color. Partial shade and heavy and loamy soil will keep this shrub thriving.
The original name is Nandina. The stem of this shrub resembles the bamboo, hence the name. It gives white and pinkish blossoms in terminal clusters with a plush red foliage in the fall, and red berries in winter. They make a strong privacy hedge.
This plant is a favorite for its attractive clusters of flowers and a mesmerizing fragrance. It is a common hedge plant and also the most popular for its breathtaking lavender blossoms. They grow best in full sun and are the hardiest of plants. They grow well in length and width also.
These were some of the privacy hedges that are popular and can adore your landscape. Here is a list of some fast growing hedges.
- Star Magnolia
- Variegated Japanese Laurel
- Red Twig Dogwood
- Upright Juniper
- Irish Juniper
- Leyland Cyprus
- Blackhaw Viburnum
An attractive hedge will give you a balance of green wonders and the perfect space for privacy... truly a home that is in the lap of nature!