Height, varieties, roots … These are all criteria to take into account depending on the destination and use of your hedge.
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3. For medium-sized hedges that support pruning well
Unlike free hedges, they adopt a desired shape thanks to regular pruning. Shrubs
They are numerous to adapt to this type of plantation, but the most resistant are: the Carpinus betulus , which also lends itself to pruning, the Euonymus japonicus , with impressive variegations and evergreen foliage, the Pittosporum tobira, with tender green leaves to lively and persistent, the Elaeagnus ebbingei, with evergreen foliage varying from yellow to bright green, the Ligustrum vulgare , very hardy and adapted to humid soils .
Advice: For maintenance contracts concerning pruning, the frequency of services must be adapted so as not to see the plants run out of steam. Here too, it is preferable to prune with shears or secateurs, as the hedge trimmer cuts the leaves and causes them to turn yellow.
Prefer plants that you must absolutely take care not to prune indoors (that is to say “enter the plant”), but for which the size of the shoots of the year is sufficient. Among them, Lavandula angustifolia , Ilex crenata , an alternative to boxwood currently the victim of the famous moth with devastating effects, grasses such as Stipa tenuifolia , the Imperata cylindrica ‘Red Baron’ and its green foliage turning red at the tip, the Deschampsia cespitosa and its murky green tufts. It is advisable to plant these plants in two staggered rows, spacing them 0.5 meters apart, in order to guarantee a dense effect and rapid growth.
Which plants have you chosen for your garden hedges? Don’t hesitate!