Hedges protect us from prying eyes, create intimacy, break the wind and protect our gardens.
Flowered hedges boast many advantages and can even become truly ornamental.
Whereas evergreen hedges block out nosy neighbors, flowered hedges can be formed with both evergreen and deciduous shrubs.
This guarantees a high level of diversity to please the eye and the ecosystem, too.
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Which shrubs are best for a flowered hedge?
Here is a selection of “favorite shrubs” that can be used to create and grow a flowered hedge:
|Escallonia||From May until the end of summer, Escallonia offers beautiful flowers that range from pink to red depending on the variety.|
|California lilac or soap bush||Their generous May blooming make these shrubs one of the most common flowered hedges – with good reason!|
|Mock-orange||Abundant and magnificent flowers in May and June.|
|Weigela||Amazing blooming, abundant and plentiful, from the beginning of spring until the beginning of summer.|
|Strawberry tree||This evergreen shrub produces beautiful edible fruits during its flowering season which extends from August to November. Imagine yourself near the Mediterranean in the blink of an eye!|
|Mexican Orange||Beautiful white flowers from April onwards and soothing tender green leaves all year round.|
|Forsythia||Sparkling yellow flowers, almost golden, give all their color at the beginning of spring!|
|Hawthorn||Amazing white blanket of flowers, followed by bright red berries. Astounding!|
|French broom||The dark green leaves of French broom mark a spectacular contrast to its many small fragrant flowers from April to June. Guaranteed seaside atmosphere!|
|Buddleja||Also called buddleia, this shrub is enchanting thanks to the beauty of its flowers and the perfume it spreads. They are easy to grow, and their blooming will enchant you until the beginning of fall.|
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Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Flower hedge with hawthorn by PortiaTurbo ★ under Public Domain
Escallonia flower hedge by Jane Kirkwood ★ under Pixabay license
California lilac flower hedge by Leonora Enking ★ under © CC BY-SA 2.0
Mock orange flower hedge by Hans Braxmeier under Pixabay license
Weigela flower hedge by shell_ghostcage under Pixabay license
Strawberry tree flower hedge by David Eickhoff ★ under © CC BY 2.0
Mexican orange flower hedge by Maria Florent ★ under Pixabay license
Forsythia flower hedge by Karsten Paulick ★ under Pixabay license
Hawthorn hedge blooming by Barry Carruth ★ under © CC BY-SA 2.0
French broom flower hedge by Anita Menger ★ under Pixabay license
Buddleia flower hedge by Karen Arnold ★ under Pixabay license