Trees and shrubs

The hedge: flowery, varied or persistent?


The hedge often delimits the property and is usually the first project one has for his garden.

But the creation of a hedge, whether it is flowery, persistent or varied often poses the problem of the choice of shrubs.

There are a multitude of them and not all of them are necessarily suitable for hedge culture.

The single-species hedge is tending to disappear. These rows of shrubs ended up resembling real walls of greenery with a somewhat sad aspect and ended up giving reason to the varied hedges, persistent or flowering.

Find here, for each type of hedge, our selection of the most beautiful shrubs.

The hedge that blooms all year round

The flowered hedge is undoubtedly the one that will give you the most aesthetic satisfaction.

Having flowers all year round also has the advantage of attracting many birds and insects that help protect your garden from disease.

Not all flowering shrubs are persistent, but this is quickly forgotten when the first blooms adorn and perfume the garden as soon as spring arrives.

  • Follow our advice for creating a flowering hedge.

The evergreen hedge (which does not shed its leaves)

The evergreen hedge has many advantages, but the main one is that it remains hidden from prying eyes all year round.

In terms of maintenance, a simple pruning is enough. For those who love clean gardens and find leaf collecting a chore, no leaves to collect.

This hedge, if it is not a monoculture (only one type of shrub) can even become very beautiful provided you choose the beautiful shrubs ...

  • Follow our advice for creating a beautiful persistent hedge.

A free and varied hedge, the compromise?

It is a good compromise between the flowering hedge and the evergreen hedge.

The arrangement of the shrubs in 2 rows allows you to hide from the neighbor or the road while enjoying a wide choice of shrubs, flowering, deciduous or evergreen.

The varied hedge is also the one that best protects nature because each shrub is resistant to one or another disease. It is the hedge that best promotes the ecosystem in a garden.

  • Follow our advice for planting a varied hedge

The hedge that protects nature ...

Did you know that a hedge not only has the advantage of protecting us from prying eyes, wind and noise?

By promoting the multiplicity of species, you also reduce the risk of diseases and pests spreading in your garden.

The hedge therefore has major advantages in establishing a good ecosystem in your garden.

Do not be afraid to multiply varieties and species, nature will rejoice ...

> Consult our article on the hedge, a bulwark against diseases

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