Narrow Hedge Plants

Narrow Hedge Plants


If you only have a small narrow space in your garden but still want some hedge plants to protect your privacy, you can choose some narrow hedge plants which are suitable for narrow spaces perfectly. They need to have dense foliage like a wall to act as a means of protection while keep a beautiful visual style. If planted correctly, they can also help reduce the external noise to a great extent. They can also shield the strong wind for your house especially in cold winter days. Make sure you plant an evergreen hedge plants to have your home protected for the whole year.


As a popular fasting-growing narrow hedge, the yew shrub is a cheap and efficient solution for your bare spaces. It needs very little maintenance during the whole year and they prefer to grow in well-drained soil and a place with full sunlight. They are hardy plants and can tolerate most coarse soil types. There are a variety of members in the yew family. The golden English yew is known for its gold needle-like leaves and it can grow up to 15 feet in height. The dwarf cap yew is a smaller version of the yew trees, and it can only grow to 6 feet in height with a similar spread.

Another family of popular evergreen shrub plants is the Junipers. They can grow rapidly to form a wall to protect your privacy completely. There are a number of Juniper trees in this family and one of the tallest species is the skyrocket juniper tree. They can grow up to 20 feet in height and no more than 3 feet in width. They have special blue foliage and prefer full sunlight and well-drained soil conditions.

The Arborvitae is a common privacy protecting shrub cultivated in thousands of gardens. They can form a hedge like a pyramid using its dark-green foliage. They are not expensive solutions and need very little maintenance during the growth. Like most shrub plants, the arborvitae plants also like full sunlight conditions and they can grow more than 15 feet in height. Some giant versions of arborvitae trees can reach up to 60 feet in height. The growing rate is high and they can grow more than 3 feet during a single year. They are hardy plants and can resist extreme coldness weather. So, it is a good option if you home is located in a cold zone.

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Image provided By USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Herman, D.E. et al. 1996. North Dakota tree handbook. USDA NRCS ND State Soil Conservation Committee; NDSU Extension and Western Area Power Admin., Bismarck, ND. ([1]) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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