Choosing evergreen shrubs to grow as a hedge is often a great solution to cut off curious onlookers or simply to mark the limits of a garden.
They have the advantage of keeping their leaves all year round, and bring greenery to the garden in winter.
A hedge of evergreen shrubs will thus have the advantage of staying green all year round, and will not loose its leaves, which will spare you all that working picking leaves up…
But you can also try mixed hedging. A mixed hedge is grown from both evergreen and deciduous shrubs. It has the advantage of being more diverse and offers a greater range of flowers and leaves.
Finally, remember that hedges, both evergreen and deciduous, protect nature and hinder the spread of diseases and parasites.
Which shrubs are best for an evergreen hedge?
Our selection of the 24 best evergreen shrubs to form a hedge
- Find our articles and pages related to hedges
Another noteworthy evergreen shrub is St. John’s wort.
Read more about creating hedges
- Composing a flowered hedge
- Creating a mixed hedge and 12 great shrubs for a mixed hedge
- Choose berry shrubs to attract birds
- Discover our calendar showing when shrubs bloom
Also about pruning and trimming
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