Compact Barberry Hedge Plants Description. Berberis Thunbergii (Japanese Barberry) is compact and slow growing, so they are ideal for low (ideal at up to 1m) but prickly hedges and are a very good option as an alternative to Box (Buxus sempervirens hedging) - especially if you have Box blight in the garden.
Buxus sempervirens. Buxus sempervirens, the common box, European box, or boxwood, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Buxus, native to western and southern Europe, northwest Africa, and southwest Asia, from southern England south to northern Morocco, and east through the northern Mediterranean region to Turkey.
Carpinus Betulus hedging tolerates poor soils and exposed sites better than Beech. It is a hardy, native, semi evergreen (holding its leaves through Winter although it does tend to lose more leaves than Beech), with green catkins in late spring through to autumn, turning to fruit suitable for wildlife.
Different types of Poplar trees are the fastest growing and most attractive shade trees you can find. Showcasing three varieties to choose from; Hybrid Poplar, Tulip Poplar and the Lombardy. Everyone loves to use our Poplars as front yard shade trees.
Thuja Green Giant Hedge Plant Disadvantages With its tall, statuesque green boughs and tolerance to a wide variety of conditions and pests, “Green Giant” (Thuja “Green Giant”) doesn’t have many strikes against it. A highly structured looking arborvitae, “Green Giant” is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. It does, however, have a few potential drawbacks.
If you’re growing the Willow Hybrid as a hedge, trim once a year in the winter, which will encourage the tree to branch out and become denser throughout the summer. Watering: Water Willow Hybrids daily after you first plant them. After two weeks, you can water every other day. After one month, you can water twice a week.