A hedge is grown in lines and in closed spaces to form boundaries, or even put to separate different landscape designs within the same garden. In simple words, it is an overgrown shrub that is trained well. Evergreen hedges score over seasonal or annual hedges in many aspects.
They are easier to grow and train, require less frequent watering and manuring, and can be pruned annually once or twice to keep them in shape and to prevent them from forming gaps. Once established and grown to a desirable height, they are easy to maintain.
As most of these hedges are evergreen and not seasonal, planning about its growth and location needs to be chalked out carefully. Shifting the hedge's location hampers its establishment and growth. Following are the examples of evergreen hedges that one can choose from.
They prefer full sunlight, and don't thrive well in shade. The Korean wintergreen boxwood variety has broad leaves with medium green to dark green foliage. This species can be easily grown in shade.
During monsoon, small white flowers bloom on them, adding to their beauty. Their matured branches have thorns, so one needs to be careful while pruning them. These shrubs can grow in any type of soil, and need frequent watering.
They are easy to grow, pest free, but require regular pruning. The leaves and flowers can be small or large depending on its variety. The vines have very sharp thorns, and are tipped with a milky white substance.
This plant bears white flowers in late spring, and produces red, orange, or yellow pomes during early summer. These hedges form clusters of small white flowers followed by orange, yellow, or reddish fruits that cling to the stems.
Before planting a hedge, choose one the height that would match his/her needs. Evergreen hedges encloses and excludes spaces most effectively, while adding an aesthetic value to the landscape.