Setting up a flowered hedge

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.

Unlike evergreen hedges, 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.

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:

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
California lilac
Their generous May blooming make these shrubs unavoidable in flowered hedges.
Abundant and magnificent flowers in May and June.
Amazing blooming, abundant and plentiful, from the beginning of spring until the beginning of summer.
Strawberry tree
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.
Sparkling yellow flowers, almost golden, give all their color at the beginning of spring!
French broom
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!
Butterfly bush
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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  • Theresa Helem wrote on 8 June 2018 at 14 h 43 min

    Planting Zones? All your wonderful information and beautiful pictures is pointless and a waste of time without knowing the planting zones the various plants will live in.

    • Gaspard Lorthiois wrote on 9 June 2018 at 7 h 54 min

      Hi Theresa! Thank you for finding the website nice. We just launched last January, and decided to get the basic information right before adapting it to zones. I’ll be working on that shortly!

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