Moon Valley’s Top 5 Absolute Evergreen Hedges

Posted by Jessica Downs on 12/14/18 8:00 AM

TOP 5 HEDGES

Hedges are such an amazing plant that can be added in any landscape and make it look 10 times better, no matter how great it was before the hedges came along! There are multiple reasons that you might decide to add a hedge to your yard or add to your existing hedges.

The most popular reason people consider adding hedges is because they are seeking privacy from their surroundings for a more secluded vibe or to create a quieter retreat. Some may even want to add privacy hedges to use their front yard similarly to the backyard such as a small patio area, or another outdoor space for kids to play safely.

Whatever your reasons might be for wanting to add new hedges or spruce up existing hedges in your yard, our Absolute Evergreen hedges are a must for an all year, all green look.

Italian Cypress

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The Italian Cypress are known for their dramatic look and how you can find them planted while they lead you to formal entrances or lining a long driveway. This plant is unmistakable to most, with their lush green foliage and tall, narrow upright form. These long-lived specimens of magnificence are well suited to modern living as well. Their natural ability to thrive in sunny climates on a minimal amount of water makes them a popular choice for just about any landscape, especially ours.

Plant these columnar evergreens in a row and create an attractive natural property divider. You can plant these narrow fast-growing privacy hedges in your yard to bring the look of the Mediterranean to landscapes throughout the South Texas area. Their elegant and classy appearance makes them a landscaping favorite!

Carolina Cherry

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Native to the Southeastern United States, the Carolina Cherry has become a popular choice due to its minimally needed upkeep, natural upright conical shape, and ability to tolerate some of our common weather issues - heat and drought. This hedge variety enjoys the full sun but can also be planted in areas that receive partial shade.

The Carolina Cherry is a small to medium-sized evergreen with dark green, lustrous wavy-edged foliage on strong, brown branches. They can be trimmed easily into a tall screen or sound barrier, which make them a near-perfect option for many homes. The Carolina Cherry is a fast grower and can easily live for over 50, if not 100, years. These hedges will increase your property value for generations!

Lemon Bottlebrush

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The Lemon Bottlebrush is the only hedge option on this list that grows strong pops of color all throughout its foliage. This evergreen shrub works as colorful hedge that makes for a fantastic addition to any landscape as a complete hedge, or as part of a hedge to add accents. The showy red flowers can stay that way nearly the whole year. With a height and width span of 3-10 feet, these will surely give you a lively and thick hedge, once established.

The Bottlebrush blooms in spring with some off-season blooms in the fall that attract pollinating insects and hummingbirds. The Bottlebrush likes to be in full sun and only needs occasional deep watering, a bit more so in our hot summer months. Train it while it’s young and it will shape into nearly any size desirable. You will get to enjoy its beauty year-round.

Ligustrom

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This is a beautiful evergreen shrub that grows great in the southwestern area and can adapt to almost any landscape they are planted in. The Wax Leaf Privet is one variety of Ligustrum that is highly adaptable - however you want to use them! They can give you a formal look with the picture-perfect hedge around your home, grown naturally for a thick security wall/sound barrier, or shaped in specific forms, shapes, or other topiary uses.

A big selling point for the Wax Leaf Privet shrubs is how low-maintenance they can be for homeowners. Once established, these fast-growing shrubs only require low water use. They also thrive in full sun and some partial shade and Texas can offer plenty of that!

Nellie Stevens Holly

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The Nellie Stevens Holly is often used as a privacy hedge. When left untrimmed, they still have an eye-pleasing look. Because of their quick growth, you can trim them however you find fit for your yard, whether they be shorter to pronounce a property border, or taller to block out eyes, noise, and other external factors.

This fast-growing shrub is impressive with how dense the foliage grows, which makes for a thick barrier when they are planted in rows near each other. These hollies love to grow wild and do not need much special care. They like to be planted in full to partial sun. Come springtime, they will produce small white flowers through the season. Because the foliage stays all year, the privacy never changes!

Moonie Community

Do you have any of these hedges in your yard? Let us know how you like them! Using other shrubs in your hedge? Share them with us. We love to learn how our customers are doing with their own yards!

The Moon Valley Difference

At Moon Valley Nurseries, we are proud of the quality hedge material we have to offer to our customers and we love how amazing a hedge is when added to your landscape and how easy it is for them to fit into almost any style.

Whether you are looking for dense shade or flowering hedges, we’re sure to have the perfect hedge material 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.

Topics: Winter Planting, hedges