Some plants are better suited for a privacy hedge since they tend to have full foliage. Others will have a mounding or round shape while others are taller and columnar. Or try layering different size plants; a decorative hedge in the front while the privacy hedge stands tall in the back. If you have 150 linear feet to cover as opposed to 20 linear feet then maybe you chose a less expensive plant.Or if you have your heart set on a particular plant then what the heck, go all out, splurge a little.This is another important question, because there is nothing worse than spending time and money on a project for it only to be a disaster.
Absolutely gorgeous plant, though can be a bit on the pricey side, it is well worth it's weight in gold (& green lol).
This is a dracaena so it grows upward but it has some swirling effect to it's branches kind of like an octopus.
So you find yourself doing research about what types of plants to purchase for a hedge?
Well, you definitely have stumbled upon the right blog post for you.
The foliage totally surrounds each branch like Carmen Miranda's ruffled sleeves.
The song of India is a slow grower and can eventually reach heights of about 20 ft high.
The natural growth habit of the plant isn't super easy to trim but it gets much thicker by growing new shoots from the cut areas.
The orange plume flower is becoming more popular but the pricing can still be a bit on the high side.
The overall idea is to pick the right plant for the right place.
A good rule of thumb is to "go native" as much as you can.
Like the thunbergia, the cocoplum can be shaped or let grow au natural. The beautiful bougainvillea has a more unusual growing habit than most plants.