In a landscape, hedges are most commonly used to define a border, create privacy or block unwanted views. Whether formal or informal, sizes can range from just a couple of feet to tree size hedges used to block out the neighbors second story window.
GULF STREAM HEAVENLY BAMBOO
Nandina domestica ‘Gulf Stream’
Gulf Stream Heavenly Bamboo is a graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground. Compact shrubs with year-
Myrtus communis ‘Compacta’
Excellent hardy shrub mostly used for small to medium hedges. Can be planted in tight rows to create a thick privacy screen for porches, patios or for property lines.
Buxus microphylla japonica
This hardy evergreen is an excellent choice for low to medium formal hedges along walls or walkways.
Landscaping with Juniper plants is easy and present many beautiful options and uses. Great for filling in space fast. Can be used as a ground cover, screen or vertical feature.
Mock Orange is a very hardy shrub with deep green shiny leaves. Very useful as a hedge or anchor plant near buildings.
Fast growing, tall evergreen shrub that’s excellent for use as privacy hedge and bringing color to a landscape.
DWARF OLEANDER SALMON
Great for use as a privacy hedge, along the property line, lining a walk or driveway, as an accent for a garden bed, around tall palm trees and around a patio.
PYRACANTHA GRABER’S FIRETHORN
Fast growing, heat loving, large evergreen shrub ideal for using along borders or walls. Clusters of white flowers in spring, beautiful red berries in fall and winter.
Xylosma is a very attractive shrub with bright green shiny leaves that will grow in part to full sun.
Mostly used as a hedge or tall screen, the Japanese Privet has large, deep green foliage and insignificant light blooms in the Spring.
Photinia is a large growing shrub with dark, shiny leaves and red new leaves.
YAUPON HOLLY STOKES
Ilex vomitoria ‘Stokes’
Dwarf Yaupon Holly is a very tough little shrub that can be used as a border plant,
Nandina domestica ‘Harbour Dwarf’
Heavenly Bamboo is graceful, upright accent plant with soft draping foliage on tall stems usually growing right from the ground.
Timber, or Giant Bamboo, can reach heights over 30’ and grows in fairly open clumps.
Twisted Myrtle is a very versatile shrub with rich green foliage that hugs a twisting branch structure.
WAX LEAF PRIVET
Ligustrum japonicum ‘Texanum’
Wax Privet are frequently used in formal shapes such as two and three tier topiary and pyramids for patio planting.
Boxleaf Euonymus are very versatile shrubs with small leaves and dark green color that stays strong year-round.
Euonymus japonica ‘Green’
Euonymus have been used in the Valley for decades in green landscapes as a hedge or as an anchor plant in areas protected from afternoon sun and shade.
Green Hopseed Bush (Dodonea viscosa) are most useful as a screen or filler plant in full to part sun.
ARIZONA YELLOW BELLS
Tecoma stans v. angustata
Commonly called Yellow Bells, this popular shrub can reach 8 ft tall and wide.
Orange Jubilee is noted for the fast growing, reaching branch structure with bright orange flowers.
This tall evergreen shrub’s popularity here in the Valley is due to it’s colorful purple foliage and tall nature.
Euonymus japonica aureo-varigata
Variegated Euonymus thrive in the cool shade but produce more colorful leaves with a half-day of direct sun.
SOUTHERN WAX MYRTLE
An ornamental beauty featuring aromatic, olive green foliage and a round growth habit, so they are ideal for use as a privacy hedge.