Exit the huge thuja hedge! Today various hedges are planted which combine evergreen foliage, colorful blooms and varieties useful for pollinating insects.
Your hedge then becomes a spectacle that changes with the seasons. Here are 12 shrubs to compose a varied hedge!
4 Evergreen shrubs
- Height: from 50cm to 5m for hedge varieties (there are also creeping cultivars).
- Foliage: persistent, dense, dark green and shiny.
- Flowering: single white or pink flowers from May to July.
- Interest: hardy to -25 ° C, many small decorative red berries cover it from late summer to autumn.
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- Height: 2m to 5m.
- Foliage: evergreen, fleshy, oval and dark green leaves.
- Flowering: small creamy yellow flowers from April to June.
- Interest: its leaves are aromatic, they perfume dishes and sauces. Be careful not to confuse the laurel sauce with the cherry laurel or the oleander which are poisonous!
- Learn more about laurel sauce
Andromeda from Japan:
- Height: 0.50m to 5m
- Foliage: evergreen oval pointed-tipped green or red leaves.
- Flowering: flowers in white, pink or purple bells between February and May.
- Interest: This compact shrub is a good replacement for Photinia and its very common red foliage.
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Choisya ternata ‘Aztec Pearl’:
- Height: 1m to 5m.
- Foliage: evergreen which has 5 leaflets per very thin leaf, unlike the type species which has rounded leaflets.
- Flowering: flowers in light pink balls in May-June.
- Interest: graphic foliage and fragrant bloom.
- Learn more about the chosen azteca ‘Aztec Pearl’
4 shrubs for a varied flowering hedge
- Height: 1.50m.
- Foliage: deciduous, long, medium green veined leaves.
- Flowering: star-shaped flowers in pink or white panicles from May to June.
- Interest: Abundant and fragrant flowering.
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- Height: 1m to 3m excluding climbing varieties.
- Foliage: Deciduous composed of large leaves 10cm to 30cm with toothed edges.
- Flowering: large inflorescences whose color depends on the nature of the soil: blue in acidic soil, purple, pink or red in basic to limestone soil. Long flowering from June to September.
- Interest: flowers of multiple shapes, a plant that evokes English and Brittany gardens.
- Learn more about the hydrangea
- Height: 1m to 1.20m.
- Foliage: Deciduous formed of soft green or bluish leaves, with 3 to 7 leaflets.
- Flowering: many single flowers with 5 petals, yellow for the type species, white, pink, red or orange for the cultivars.
- Interest: compact, it is ideal for a hedge in a small garden.
- Learn more about the shrub potential
- Height: 1.50m to 5m.
- Foliage: small, thin, toothed and alternate leaves of a bright green. Deciduous foliage.
- Flowering: rain of small yellow pom poms from April to June, then from August to October to a lesser extent.
- Interest: tolerates down to -25 ° C, well resists pollution.
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4 melliferous shrubs
- Height: 1 to 2m.
- Foliage: small deciduous leaves on the back greyed out.
- Flowering: clusters of white flowers in July August. Very decorative round berries, white or pink, which follow the flowers.
- Interest: A flowering that pleases the bees who visit it.
- Learn more about the symphorine
- Height: 0.60m to 10m.
- Foliage: medium green deciduous opposite leaves with a downy underside.
- Flowering: fragrant inflorescences in long, mostly purple clusters.
- Interest: fragrant nectar very attractive to insects and especially butterflies, which has earned it the nickname butterfly tree.
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Tin laurel or tin viburnum:
- Height: 1 to 5m.
- Foliage: opposite, oblong, dark green, evergreen leaves.
- Flowering: small white flowers in corymbs from November to April.
- Interest: provides bees with food early in the year.
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- Height: 3m to 7m.
- Foliage: embossed sheets on the fluffy back.
- Flowering: yellow flowers in bouquets in February-March which appear before the leaves.
- Interest: excellent honey and nectariferous plant.
- Learn more about the cornus