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Learn about evergreen hedge plants

Since we decide to equip ourselves with a hedge, we must know that for its maintenance, we must have the knowledge of what this plant requires for optimal growth.The care we give to our evergreen hedge will give us a green and lush growth. If the space at our disposal can determine our choice a little, do not worry, in nature there are numerous varieties within which we will surely find the one that is right for us. at their height there are low or very high ones, they can be diversified or grouped by type of plant: evergreen, with flower or deciduous leaves.A new classification and choice will depend on its use,if it serves as protection from possible intrusions it will be of one type, if it has to function as a windbreak it will be of another kind, still different if it has decorative purposes.

Evergreen hedge laurel plant


Among the plants most used for the creation of an evergreen hedge, a place of privilege is occupied by the laurel plant of the genus Laurus, this is a typical plant of temperate areas, it takes root both in the hills and in the plains. it grows spontaneously in the woods. Laurel is an aromatic plant, its flowers are small, yellowish and grouped like an umbrella, their flowering takes place from March to May. It can be considered a rustic plant and for this reason it is suitable for any type of soil, it has an erect stem, its leaves are oval of a dark green tending to black. ‘winter, it should be watered in moderation both in spring and in summer, watering will stop slowly until winter.

Climbing evergreen hedge


One reason for having to choose a climbing plant for our hedge is the space or the desire for a quick cover, the vertical hedge is well suited for decorating the walls.The plants most used for this purpose are: the false jasmine, the ivy, philodendron, Canadian vine, honeysuckle, passion flower. They diversify only if evergreen with or without flowering.Among the evergreens without flowering the one most used is certainly the ivy since it is self-supporting, that is, with adventitious roots that allow it to climb spontaneously.It is a plant that lives for a long time its leaves are green dark a little mottled, it blooms from September to November, a plant that is not very demanding in its care even if it prefers partially shaded areas, it tolerates climatic changes well.


Originally from Asia is the privet, another plant widely used for the creation of hedges, this species of Japanese origin has taken hold in Europe also for the property of some species to be cultivated as saplings while others due to their conformation are destined to form of low hedges.Although it is a plant that is adaptable to any situation it needs careful care to prevent it from drying out in summer and not to let it grow too much.The optimal period to plant the privet is spring after having worked the land well and have it made well humid, this plant prefers an exposure to the sun, it must be watered regularly and abundantly especially in hot periods.The pruning of the privet to keep growth under control must take place three times a year.

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