While fences can provide instant privacy to your yard, hedges add privacy and beauty to your landscape design in Bethesda MD. Here are some types of easy growing shrubs that work well in hedges for our gardening zones (6B, 7A).
- Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)
- Columnar juniper (Juniperus scopulorum’Skyrocket’)
- Columnar white pine (Pinus strobus’Fastigiata’)
- English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
- Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)
- Yew (Taxus x media)
For additional height, plant your hedge shrubs on berms (small hills or mounds). If you already have a fence, a hedge of shrubs can soften the look of the fence and give additional depth to your landscaping. To keep your shrubs looking their best, time their pruning (which is different depending on which shrub you choose) and make sure the bottom of the shrub is wider than the top.
For more information on hedges for your landscape design in Bethesda MD, please contact East Coast Landscape Design. For over 30 years, East Coast Landscape Design has been Bethesda MD’s leading licensed landscape contractor; we’ve created many landscape designs that include hedges for privacy and beauty for homes in Bethesda MD. Please contact us today.