Best Trees for Hedges
Hedges have been a popular choice for property owners who want to create a boundary between their property and the outside world.
Hedges not only define boundaries but also improve your property’s aesthetics and provide privacy.
That said, choosing the right trees for your hedges becomes challenging, especially if you are not familiar with trees.
In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the best trees for hedges, their unique characteristics, and make it easy for you to choose the right trees.
Boxwood trees are versatile and the most popular trees for hedges. Boxwood trees are evergreen and have small leaves, making them ideal for shaping into any form.
They can grow from 2-3 feet tall and 3-4 feet wide, making them perfect for tight spaces.
Boxwood trees are low-maintenance and can thrive in full sunlight or partial shade.
Moreover, their leaves have a pleasant smell that can provide a refreshing aroma to your garden.
Arborvitae trees are coniferous trees that can grow up to 70 feet tall but can be pruned to desirable sizes.
Arborvitae trees have dense foliage that can shield your property, and the foliage is soft to the touch, which helps to deter animals.
These trees are ideal for properties that require tall hedges. Arborvitae trees can grow in full sunlight or partial shade and require consistent watering.
Holly trees are evergreen trees that can grow between 10-15 feet tall with a 6-7 feet spread.
Holly trees have glossy leaves that are typically spiky, with vibrant berries that attract birds.
Holly trees thrive in full sunlight and require frequent watering to grow healthy. These trees are ideal if you want to add some colour to your property during the winter.
Privet trees are easy to grow and maintain and can grow up to 20 feet tall. They have dark green foliage and can produce white flowers during late spring.
They can thrive in full sun to partial shade and prefer well-drained soil. Privet trees require frequent watering, especially during the summer.
Cedar trees are evergreen trees that can grow up to 50 feet tall and can be pruned to desirable sizes.
Cedar trees have a distinct fragrance and provide healthy foliage that can withstand all weather conditions.
These trees are ideal for properties that require privacy. Cedar trees thrive in full sun and require consistent watering.
When to plant a hedge
Choosing the right trees for your hedge is essential. Boxwood, Arborvitae, Holly, Privet, and cedar trees are all fantastic trees that you can use to create a hedge that suits your property.
Keep in mind the trees’ unique characteristics and consider factors such as sunlight, watering, and garden space when selecting the right hedge for your property.
If you’re considering planting a hedge, one of the most important factors to consider is timing. You need to plant at the right time, so your hedge grows correctly and fully.
Hedge plants will thrive the most if they are planted during the dormant season, usually from late autumn to early spring.
This is the time where the temperatures are mild, and the soil is moist, providing the best growing conditions for the plants and giving them ample time to establish roots before the summer sun arrives.
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