Cover your garden fence in style by growing these Best Plants for Hedging! They are easy to maintain and also add a lot of appeal to the yard!
The best way to make any garden look a lot more appealing is to cover its fence with greenery. Here are the Best Plants for Hedging that you can grow for this purpose!
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Best Plants for Hedging
1. Henna / Mehandi Plant
Botanical Name: Lawsonia inermis
The henna plant has beautiful green foliage and also grows tiny, white to red blooms. Its dried leaves are made into powder and paste for coloring.
Botanical Name: Lantana camara
It flowers in yellow, red, white, and orange shades and adds a burst of colors in the landscape. Lantana makes a good hedging plant as most of the varieties can grow from 2-6 feet tall.
3. Thuja / Morpankhi
It is a fast-growing hedging plant that creates a dense barrier for boundaries. Regular trimming will ensure it stays in size and desired shape.
4. Weeping Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus benjamina
Thanks to its dense and glossy foliage, it offers good privacy while also looking lush green. It can also attain good height if not trimmed on a regular basis.
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea
Nothing can add timeless charm to the hedges like the vivid flowers of bougainvillea that appear in shades of red, orange, white, pink, and yellow. It is one of the best hedging plants in India!
Botanical Name: Ixora coccinea
If you want a fabulous display of flowers and green, then go for this plant! The blooms come in mesmerizing shades of yellow, pink, and orange.
7. English Ivy
Botanical Name: Hedera helix
English ivy is a vigorous, fast-growing, and evergreen perennial that features heart-shaped, green, waxy leaves along with prominent white veins.
Botanical Name: Duranta repens
Duranta is a hardy, fast-growing, tropical shrub with lime green leaves. It also bears blue flowers in summers that attract pollinators around. The plant is highly popular as privacy screen for lawns.
Botanical Name: Hamelia patens
Firebush is a fast-growing, and semi-woody shrub that can grow as tall as 15-feet. Its evergreen leaves are covered with red hairs and the plant bears orange tubular flowers during summer.
Botanical Name: Canna
Canna can grow up to 6-10 feet, hence works well as the hedging plant. It also grows stunning flowers in shades of yellow, orange, and red. The plant does well in the Indian hot climate too!
Botanical Name: Tecoma
This hedging shrub produces evergreen leaves and yellow, bell-shaped blooms. In the tropical climate of India, this shrub can grow up to 20 feet and blooms year-round.
12. Schefflera / Dwarf Umbrella
Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola
It is a dwarf variety that has palmate-shaped, lime to dark green leaves with a yellow tint. This evergreen perennial grows quite fast in a warm and moist environment.