Top 5 Privacy Hedge Plants
Despite how much we enjoy our neighbors, sometimes we need privacy.
Oakland™ Holly: Hollies are among the top choices for privacy plantings and for good reason. Their dense, evergreen foliage and upright form make for a reliable wall. The distinctive oak-shaped leaves of Oakland™ Holly set this variety apart. An elegant selection that is also easy to maintain, Oakland™ requires little pruning and will add a flush of color to the winter landscape with red berries.
Bigfoot™ Cleyera: As the name suggests, Bigfoot™ is a giant among cleyera, reaching heights of 15-20 feet. A fast-growing shrub, Bigfoot™ produces a uniform blanket of glossy evergreen leaves that are free from disease. Its narrow profile allows Bigfoot™ to be used in small spaces needing full enclosure.
Camellias: A privacy hedge that produces beautiful blooms – talk about a good neighbor. Southern Living Plant Collection has a diverse collection of camellias that fit any garden. For a taller hedge, Alabama Beauty™ offers rosy-red blooms and excellent form that requires little pruning. The pure white flowers of Diana™ Camellia fit any garden palette and brighten shady corners of the yard. Camellias are a bit slower-growing but reward you with gorgeous rose-like blossoms in the fall. What more can we ask for in a hedge?
Olive Martini™ Elaegnus: Add a splash of color to your screen with the variegated foliage of Olive Martini™ Elaegnus. The green leaves are edged in gold creating a vibrant backdrop to the garden. New growth takes on silvery hues for added interest. Elaegnus have long been known as dependable, sturdy shrubs for growing hedges. Tiny cream-colored flowers hide along the branches, but will delight you with their fragrance.
Red Diamond™ Midsize Loropetalum: Not all privacy shrubs need to be 10 feet tall. A dense, shoulder-height shrub can create a cozy intimate space. The deep burgundy foliage of Red Diamond™ offers something a little different in the realm of privacy hedges. Foliage retains its vivid color all year long and is adorned with vibrant rosy-red blooms in late winter to early spring and sporadically summer and fall.