3 Beautiful Hedges That Offer Privacy for Your Home


Are you looking to add a little something extra to your landscape?

Do you want a more privacy without a putting up a fence?

At times, it is nice to have a little more privacy in your back yard. While most people may want more privacy, they many not necessarily want to put up a fence. There is another option that offers privacy to our homes and also adds a little something extra to our backyard.

Today, we are looking a 3 hedges that are can do all of that for us. These hedges are beautiful and have the ability to offer you the kind of privacy you want without cutting you off completely for the neighborhood.

3 Hedges for Privacy

  1. Dwarf Crape Myrtle

    Normally, we think of crape myrtles as a small tree, but there are a few varieties that are shrubs. Better Homes and Gardens states that the varieties that remain shrubs are the Filli series and Dazzle series.This shrub grows up to 5 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Even while they are that small they can produce beautiful flowers. They can grow best in zones 5 and 6 and love full sun and well-drained soil. To check to see which zone you live in, please see: USDA Hardiness Zone Finder.

  2. Viburnum

    According to Better Homes and Gardens,

    There are a lot of viburnums on the market and many growing well as flowering hedges. Most produce clusters of white or delicate pink flowers in early spring. Look for types such as Koreanspice viburnum (V. carlesii), which offer fragrant flowers, or for varieties that develop red or black berries. Snowball viburnum (V. opulus ‘Roseum’), pictured here, grows 8-10 feet tall. The variety ‘Nanum’ stays under 3 feet tall.”

    This hedge is one that I think is beautiful and is perfect for privacy without taking anything away from your garden. In fact, this shrub adds so much beauty to a landscape and grows best in zones 2-9.

  3. Lilac

    Our third option for privacy hedges are lilacs. Lilacs will provide your property with shade, have very fragrant flowers and give you a beautiful flower arrangement for your kitchen table. One variety, the Bloomerang Lilac, is an amazing plant for many reasons, but one is that you get 2 blooms stages. One blooming period is in the late-spring and the second in the late summer – early fall.

For more beautiful flowering hedges we highly recommend checking out Best Flowering Shrubs for Hedges by Better Homes and Gardens.

If you are interested in planting a privacy hedge, we highly recommend installing Rootsticks to help your hedges achieve maximum growth. Rootsticks provide the avenue for water, oxygen and nutrients to reach the root zone of plants so that they will flourish.

What is your favorite hedge?

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