Flowering Hedges – What better way to greet visitors and welcome them to your home than a hedge full of blooms? Here are our top 10 flowering hedges plants that are perfect for your flowering hedge:
Flowering Hedges – the best 10
This is a woody vine that has large heart-shaped leaves produces flowers that are shaped like curved pipes. Dutchman’s pipe vine grow usually only 10-15 feet long but can get as long as 25 feet in perfect growing condition. It requires a trellis or vertical structure to support the twinning stems and wide foliage which makes it a good and unique choice for your hedge.
Can grow as shrub, tree or climber, Bougainvillea plant makes a perfect choice for your flowering hedge because of its luscious blooms. Its vines are thorny and trainable to follow the shape of whatever it is climbing at through pruning. Also, it performs well under direct sunlight so you can enjoy a bountiful bloom around your yard.
Black Eyed Susan Vine
It is a fast growing vine that needs vertical stand or trellis for support. It may grow up to 8 feet in length. The stems and leaves are green and flowers are usually a deep yellow, white or orange with black centers. There are also red, salmon and ivory flowered varieties. If you want a bright cheery flowering vine for your hedge, this is a good choice.
Datura plant is shrub-like and can reach a height of up to 4 feet. Blossoms large (6-8 inches in diameter), fragrant and trumpet-like and are available in white, purple or red. It has bluish-grey foliage that makes it unique from other plants. When watered properly, it will grow into a lush shrub which requires support to prevent toppling over.
Firecrackers are a good choice to plant over a hedge. It needs plenty of room for their signature arching form. Flowers are tubular and most common in red color. It resembles a fountain-like burst of fireworks. Firecracker plant can be kept at about 3 feet tall but can spread to 5 feet wide. In addition, this plant is a moderate to fast grower. Flowering takes place on and off throughout the year, more during warmer months. If you choose to plant it beside your wall or fence, it will cascade beautifully over the sides.
This could be a shrub or when left to its natural inclinations, Smoke Bush will grow into a tree. It has colorful foliage all year, deepening to brilliant shades of purple, red or orange-yellow when heated up in fall season. When the large, loose clusters of tiny greenish flower blossoms fade, smoke bush flower stalks get longer and get covered with fuzzy purple or pink hairs. These feathery trusses look like puffs of smoke, hence the plant’s name.
Star Jasmine is an evergreen vine, with dark green leaves and star-shaped white flowers, and can grow to 20 feet high. It grows better in partial shade and requires a structure to climb to produce a vine. Star Jasmine blooms in mid-spring through summer.
Stephanotis Floribunda is an evergreen climber with glossy leaves and fragrant white blossoms which appears from May to October. If well looked after, it can grow up to 10 to 20 feet. It grows in a well-lit environment, but not too much under direct sunlight.
Rangoon creeper is a really big vine and grows widely therefore requiring space and sturdy support. It has unique flowers that emerge white, change to pink and then deep red producing a sweet fragrance. With its cascading blooms and graceful drooping branches, Rangoon Creeper is ideal for a pergola or any fence. This is a fast grower and can thrive in part shade to full sun. Place the plant 4 to 5 feet apart if you’re planning to cover a fence.
Lantana Camara is a small rounded perennial shrub with spiny, square stems. Its flowers are small and tubular, appears in white, red, pink or yellow variants changing to orange or red. Lantana also bears fleshy fruit that is green becoming bluish black; however it is not edible. It only grows to a height of about 1 to 5 feet and can arch to a fence, sometime becoming sprawling under favorable conditions.