The Perfect Yard Starts with the Perfect Hedge

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/7/18 8:00 AM


Hedges are great additions to your yard and useful for a number of reasons! They help reduce noise from roads, nearby parks, and loud neighbors. They block the view of two story homes around you. They also make incredible wind barriers and some of the larger ones can offer several feet of thick shade for your yard. Outside of their amazing practical uses, they also make classic looking property borders and impressive entryways when planted to lead up to your front door.

No matter what your reason is for considering adding hedges to your yard, I think we can all agree that they always look amazing, aesthetically enhance any outdoor space, and increase the value of the property. How could you resist your very own living wall?!


Here at Moon Valley Nurseries, we love hedges and how awesome they can be when added to any landscape. From privacy to sound and weather barriers, our hedges are so versatile. On top of all that, they add instant appeal to your yard and some added value to your property. Who can say ‘no’ to all those incentives?

Come in and see our selection of hedge materials and get yours planted now! For a limited time, we are offering 2 free hedges for every 10 purchased. Don’t miss out - Check out the list below to pick out your favorite hedges and fall into savings!

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Best Hedges to Plant Now

Ficus Nitida ColumnsFICUS COULMNS-2

Ficus Nitida columns are our top sellers for use as a formal landscape hedge. They are fast-growing and evergreen, which means they stay green and thick all year long! These gigantic plants provide plenty of shade and perform great when planted along property edges for blocking the sun, noise, wind, and any unwanted views. The Ficus Nitida Column has lush, dense foliage and strong softwood branches. It can be pruned into almost any shape and handles our warmer summer months very well. Once established, these columns become very water-wise, which only adds to their appeal in the Southwest.


Carolina Cherry

CAROLINA CHERRY, moon valley nurseries

Native to the Southern region of the United States, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular choice when customers are looking for a hedge for their yard with a classic appeal. This hedge is great due to its minimal maintenance, natural vertical conical shape, and ability to tolerate heat, drought, and wind.

The Carolina Cherry is a small to medium-sized evergreen with dark green, shimmering wavy-edged foliage on brown thorn less stems. They can be easily sheared into a tall screen or sound barrier which make them a near-perfect option for many homes looking for privacy.


Italian Cypress


This hedge shrub is often used for formal entrances, borders, and backdrops due to its impressive and unique look. The Italian Cypress is unmistakable with its lush green foliage and tall narrow vertical form. Italian Cypress thrive in sunny climates with minimal water, which makes them a popular choice for just about any landscape, especially when designing a water-wise landscape. These long-lived specimens of splendor are well suited to modern and Mediterranean designs. A big perk is how little space they take up in your yard and yet how big of an impact they make on your landscape.




This pyramid-shaped pine is perfect for almost any yard and any homeowner. With its low maintenance, clean evergreen look, and ability to be grown into any size you need, this is a great option for creating a hedge in your yard. Homeowners can get creative with the shape of this evergreen wherever their imagination takes them, or they can leave it alone to reach tall heights and block out any unwanted views. One of the thickest hedge trees we offer at Moon Valley Nurseries, the Podocarpus thrives in full sun to partial shade. This evergreen needs a bit more water in the first year but becomes water-wise, once established in your yard.


The Moon Valley VIP Design Experience

Moon Valley Nurseries knows how time-consuming and stressful the design process can be when you tackle it on your own. We always try to help every step of the way from the instant you walk into our nursery to the moment we drive away from your freshly planted new yard! You can find our expert designers available at every nursery location for in-store and at-home consultations. From planning to free planting, we make sure we have everything covered to get your yard done fast and done right!

California Rain = Planting Time

When the rain pours down, so do our deals!  Our Cali rain is creating the best time to plant. Come get your new shrubs and trees and schedule them for delivery and installation now!

From dense shade to flowering hedges, we’re sure to have the perfect hedge for your landscape. If you have any questions be sure to contact one of our nursery experts at any of our Moon Valley Nursery locations. Don’t Hedge-itate on your new hedges!

Topics: Winter Planting, hedges