Those of us who plant hedges in the garden do so primarily for aesthetic reasons . And that is not a minor matter because the magic of a beautiful green space happens precisely because we take into account the design and colors of the plants and flowers, because we think carefully about every corner and we like the plants to show off. In short, because we like the garden to look pretty.
In this sense, hedges are the best allies as they can cover areas with few plants or prevent a wall from being visible, covered by these bushes that dominate the attention. They are much more pleasant than a wall and even encourage creativity and design because they can be cut to the taste and likeness of whoever plants it. The art of topiary deals precisely with creating forms with hedges, bushes and other species.
Plants to choose from
But… which plants for hedges are the most recommended to achieve these results? The truth is that it depends a bit on the types of hedges, higher, lower or more informal.
Some of the species are slow growing so you will have to be patient in certain cases. That is why when choosing bushes for hedges, we must not only take into account the appearance but also its times, the global development of the plant and its specific care.
Plants for tall hedges
Among the plants for high hedges , it is possible to opt for a conifer called Calocedro or also for the Hornbeam , a deciduous tree. Other options are the Lawson cypress, the Arizona , a classic for hedges in the garden, or the Macrocarpa , a very common plant that is used for hedges.
There are also the lauren, the Transparent or the Oleander , which has beautiful pink flowers, and then there is the Tejo, the Biota or the giant Tuya.