Top 5 Hedge Plants in India for Live Fencing

Last Updated: 19.10.2023
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If you want a little privacy with greenery in your garden then check out these Top Hedge Plants in India for Live Fencing! They are really easy to maintain too!

Plants can let in a lot of positivity and greenery to a garden. A hedging plant for a fence can be useful to fulfill the purpose of a compound wall, provide shelter, ensure privacy, and form a background screen for a flower or vegetable garden too. Keeping that in mind, here are the Top Hedge Plants in India for Live Fencing that you must definitely grow!

Have a look at the best plant options for a live fence here

What are Hedge Plants?

Shrubs that form beautiful fencing to your garden can be termed hedge plants. A live impregnable hedge looks stunning, traps dust, provides privacy, and are also easy to look after.

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Top Hedge Plants in India for Live Fencing

1. Bougainvillea

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Botanical Name: Bougainvillea

Bougainvilleas can be a great choice for hedging as they as they grow fast, are easy to maintain, and do astonishingly well in the Indian climate. Just prune them on regular basis to keep the plant in shape.

Learn everything about growing Bougainvilleas here

2. Karonda


Botanical Name: Carissa carandas

The plant is indigenous to India and grows quickly in all weather conditions, which makes it the top hedge plant. It also produces delightful dainty, reddish berries fruits in summers.

3. Devil’s Backbone

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Botanical Name: Euphorbia tithymaloides

Its oval and pointy leaves on zig-zag stems look fabulous on fences. The plant forms a thick live fence in a quick time and its tough nature to the climatic changes makes it an ideal fencing plant!

Have a look at the best shrubs for landscaping here

4. Henna / Mehandi

Botanical Name: Lawsonia inermis

Mehandi can grow without any pastoral care and is a good hedge for dry localities. It features glossy sweet-scented flowers that can be crushed & used for coloring nails and palms. Prune it regularly to keep the growth in check.

5. Firebush

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Botanical Name: Hamelia patens

Fire brush can grow up to 8-12 feet without any support.  The plant reproduces orange, tubular flowers during summers. Make sure it gets plenty of light all day long.

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