Tall Hedge Plants

Tall Hedge Plants

There are a number plants can be used as hedge plants for gardening purposes. Some of them can reach more than 20 feet in height while other can only reach less than one foot. People use hedging plants for a number of reasons. Some of them are planted as decoration or matching for other plants in the garden, while others are grown for privacy protection. If your goal is the latter one, you should pick up some tall hedge plants from the nurseries as your privacy screen.

There are a variety of tall hedging plants you can choose from the market. One of the popular ones is the red rum honeysuckle. It can reach a height of about 15 feet with a similar spread. It will produce white blossoms which will turn into yellow in autumn. It can add excellent view to your autumn garden with its bright red fruits and orange flowers. When the winter comes, it will enter its dormancy period and will come back in the next year. They can resist a certain level of shading conditions and they prefer well-drained soil.

Another famous hedging plant is the French pussy willow, and it is cultivated by thousands of gardens nowadays. It can grow up to 25 feet in height and it is a fast-growing tree species. In spring, it will produce attractive white flowers and they prefer full sunlight and well-drained soil. They can effectively tolerate partial shade environment and they need a great amount of water for establishing their root system during their growth.

The genus Viburnum contains a group of plants and most of them can be planted as a tall hedging plant. Among all trees in this group, Viburnum odoratissum is one of the famous ones. Viburnum suspensum is another good choice due to its special texture on the surface of their leaves.

No matter what plants you choose as the hedge plants, you need to do some maintenance work from time to time. You can dig some holes in the soil and put some water and organic matters inside to preserve some nutrients for the plants. Also, you need to mind the space between adjacent rows. To preserve the moisture and warmth, you should apply some mulch in cold days.

Image provided By Kris Miller from Issaquah (Flickr) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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