Being a good neighbor sometimes involves not seeing your neighbor.
What is that saying about fences? – good fences make good neighbors.
Well, I think privacy hedges make even better neighbors.
The new to us ~ old house (I really need to get a better way to refer to that house! ) needs some privacy hedging for sure.
I had been researching various types of hedges when Monrovia asked me to tell you about their privacy hedges.
Great when life works out that way, huh? – fate, karma, privacy!
I always buy Monrovia as they are local to me and are truly the most beautiful & foolproof plants.
Privacy Hedges Ideas & Facts
Here are my three choices for privacy hedges. My criteria being evergreen, hardy, quick growth & low water.
Monrovia has it covered!
Wax Leaf Privet aka Texas Privet
Ligustrum japonicum “Texanum”
Classic privet hedge with glossy evergreen foliage and a profusion of white lilac shaped blooms in spring.
Partial to full sun – water weekly in the first season, less thereafter.
Fast growth up to 8 – 10 feet & 4 – 6 feet wide.
Prune to maintain shape in winter. Hardy zones 7 – 11
Carolina Laurel aka American Cherry Laurel or Wild Mock Orange
Prunus caroliniana “monus”
One of the best shrubs for screening with very shiny deep evergreen leaves and showy white flowers in spring.
Partial to full sun – water weekly in the first season, less thereafter
Moderate growth up to 8 – 10 feet & 6-8 feet wide.
Prune by shearing occasionally. Hardy zones 7 -11.
This cultivar was developed & introduced by Monrovia in 1961.
Not a hedge, but an evergreen vine that will adhere to any surface.
I have an idea to build brick pillars or columns spaced about 6 feet apart with tight metal mesh attached in-between, forming a “wall” – then planting this rapidly growing vine at the base of the mesh.
The lushness of Creeping Fig will cover the wire mesh in no time.
I will end up with 4 or 5 old brick columns with evergreen vine in between.
What do you think?
As I have limited space the plant in the soil between a low existing fence & the start of my concrete drive way, I am think this might be the best way to go.
Creeping fig is also a water wise plant which needs only occasional cutting back. Hardy zones 9 -11.
Any of these three choices would be a great solution gaining privacy while keeping my new neighbors happy.
Monrovia, as always, will be my go to source for these shrubs or plants.
Look who else loves Monrovia plants!
Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring this post and giving me solutions for my new/old yard.
Help me with a name for my new/old house!
** Kelly **