Plants for hedges - which trees and shrubs are better to choose?

Benefits of "hedges"

Trees and shrubs for hedges are not only aesthetic, but also practical. Let's list the main advantages:

  • Elite. To date, thanks to a variety of plants, both expensive and not very, you can make from your own garden site the most real corner of France, Italy or the Russian North.
  • Availability. Whatever the decision of landscape design, all this is quite feasible by the owner. As they say, the main desire!
  • Functionality. With the help of such plantations it is possible to protect the rest area from extraneous eyes of passers-by and neighbors, to disguise some outbuildings, to make a spacious playground for children, and also a zone for tennis. Thus, the planting of the garden with their own hands is also very practical.
  • Volatility. Even if some plants are already planted on fences, the design can still be subjected to changes. With the help of a secateur, unique "patterns" are cut out. In addition, additional shrubs and trees are sometimes planted. The main
    thing is to know the sense of proportion.
  • Naturalness."Greenery" around the house gives the feeling for now and the unity and has always been and will be a universal way of decorating the territory.

How to choose trees and bushes for hedges?

There are two types of fencing. With the help of coniferous species and deciduous plants. Coniferous trees for hedges look majestic and unapproachable, grow large and lush. Their main advantage is that they remain green all year round. The only difficulty is the proper care for this type of plant in the first 2-3 years after planting. It is necessary to properly monitor them in the hot summer and cold winter.

Deciduous trees and shrubs grow very quickly and this is their main advantage. Among them are: an amphibian, white turf, barberry, hawthorn, hydrangea, Japanese spirea, chubushnik( jasmine shrub).Proper planting of trees and shrubs on the site is also necessary, but they are less prickly to climatic conditions, sufficient height and rapid growth. Literally for one season there are chic shrubs, pleasing with their unusual beauty and wonderful aroma. Let's talk about some of them.

Species of trees and shrubs for "hedges"

Hawthorn - has a globular fruit and flowers collected in the inflorescence. Fruits ripen in September-October, blooms in May-June. The plant is rather unpretentious - it is resistant to winter and drought in summer, does not require special care for the soil. It grows slowly, therefore, in order to see the bushes more quickly, it is necessary to purchase ready-made saplings for hedges( 3-5 years old).

Rose wrinkled( or scolded) - has large red flowers, wrinkled shiny leaves. Branches and shoots are strongly mistaken. Blossoms from June to September. Also suitable for hedges are such types of roses as ordinary, cinnamon, rose dog, needle-rose and others.

Jasmine false( Russian name chubushnik) - it has white-cream flowers with a strong aroma. The shrub itself grows multifaceted, spreading and deciduous to a height of 4 meters. In early June, blossom species such as jasmine common, Shrenk chubushk, Caucasian jasmine. At the end of June and July, late species blossom - Magdalena, fluffy chubushnik, Lemoana, large-flowered, small-leaved.

Currant fragrant - has beautiful yellow flowers and berries of various colors. The leaves are shiny, leathery. Especially beautiful hedges are obtained from the alpine currant and beautifully flowering forms of currant.

Barbaris ordinary is a deciduous, strongly branched bush with leathery matte-green leaves and light yellow flowers. The berries are bright red, fleshy with sour taste. Immature berries can not be eaten, since they contain alkaloids. Barbaris - well tolerates drought in the cold winter and grows well in urban conditions.

In addition to these plants, there are many other species. You can find them in almost any store. "Also, as decorative finishes, climbing plants for hedges are well suited." However, they strictly need a vertical support, otherwise the plant will "crawl" on the ground.