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Hedges

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1’-3’
Latin name                              Common name
Berberis t. ‘Bagatelle’              Dwarf barberry
Buxus s. ‘Suffriticosa’             Dwarf boxwood
Calluna vulgaris                      Heather
Euonymous j. microphylla       Boxleaf Euonymous
Festuca ovina                          Blue fescue
Hebe sp.                                  Hebe
Nandina d. ‘Moon Bay’                       Nandina
Nandina d. ‘Firepower’                       Nandina
Nandina d. ‘Nana Purpurea’    Nandina
Pyracantha ‘Red Elf’              Firethorn
Teucrium chamaedrys             Germander
Santolina c.                             Lavender cotton
Vaccinium vars. ‘Northblue’ ‘North Country’ ‘Sunshine’

3’-5’
Latin name                              Common name
Berberis t. ‘Rose Glow’                       Barberry
Buxus m. vars. ‘Green Beauty’ and ‘Winter Gem’
Cistus ‘Sunset’                         Rockrose
Escallonia f. ‘Garland Dwarf’  Dwarf escallonia
Ilex cornuta ‘Burford Nana’    Dwarf Chinese holly
Ilex crenata ‘Helleri’               Japanese holly
Ilex crenata ‘Lemon Gem’      Japanese holly

3’-5’ cont'd
Latin name                              Common name
Miscanthus sinensis                 Maiden grass   
Nandina d. ‘Compacta’                       Nandina
Nandina d. ‘Gulf Stream’        Nandina          
Pieris japonica ‘Little Heath’   Dwarf pieris
Rosa rugosa                            Shrub rose
Rosamarinus officinalis            Rosemary
Viburnum t.'Spring Beauty'    Dwarf viburnum

5’-8’
Latin name                              Common name
Choysia ternata                       Mexican orange
Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’    Contorted filbert
Escallonia ‘Pink Princess’ and ‘Pride of Donard’       
Euonymus japonica                 Euonymus      
Ilex x meservae                                    Blue meserve hollies   
Ligustrum ‘Suwanee River’     Compact privet
Mahonia aquifolium                Oregon grape
Nandina d. ‘Moyer’s Red’ and ‘Plum Passion’
Osmanthus delavayi                Osmanthus

 

Over 8’
Latin name                  Common name
Arbutus unedo ‘Compacta’      Strawberry bush
Buxus sempervirens                 English boxwood
Camellia spp.                           Camellia
Chaenomeles japonica                        Flowering quince
Cortaderia selloana                 Pampas grass
Cotoneaster lacteus                 Parney’s red cotoneaster
X Cupressocyparis leylandii    Leyland cypress          
Cupressus sempervirens                      Italian cypress
Eleagnus x ebbingei                Russian olive
Hibiscus syriacus                     Rose-of -Sharon
Ilex sp.                                     Holly
Ligustrum texanum                  Privet
Myrica californica                   Pacific wax myrtle Osmanthus burkwoodii                  Osmanthus
Photinia fraseri                                    Red-tipped photinia
Prunus laurocerasus               Cherry laurel
Pyracantha                              Firethorn
Taxus sp.                                 Yew
Thuja x ‘Green Giant’              Green Giant arborvitae
Thuja plicata                           Western red cedar
Viburnum opulus                     Snowball bush

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Garland Handout:

Hedges

December 19, 2009

Hedges form the framework of the garden.  Use them to define areas and to screen undesirable sightlines, as well as to form windbreaks and wildlife nesting areas.  Consider repetition and variation and use of multiple layers rather than a single line of the same plant.
Formal Hedges:  Clipped formal hedges make beautiful walls and are a great backdrop to flower gardens.  Prune regularly to maintain uniform shape and density.  Because too much shade at the base of the hedge could result in losing foliage, one best practice is to taper the hedge gradually toward the top.  Some typical plant choices are boxwood, yew, privet, laurel, hemlock, roses, and holly.
Informal Hedges:  This type of hedge may be less like a solid green ‘wall’ and more like a screen.  Informal hedges can be the same plant or a mixture of 2-3 different types of plants.  Oftentimes plants may be sheared very little, perhaps just a few times when younger in order to induce fuller growth. Incorporate flowering choices like sun tolerant rhododendrons, weigela, and spiraea, as well as textural elements like tall ornamental grasses.