Laurel is the quickest growing evergreen shrub, so if you don't want a conifer hedge, Laurel is the quickest and cheapest way of creating an evergreen garden hedge. Laurels will also provide the most instant hedging as the taller sizes (4ft, 5ft and 6ft) are bushy and can often create an instant screen if planted close enough.
5 beautiful bushes to plant in the yard. good for privacy and very easy on the eye! such pretty colors! buddiea(pink),forsythia spectabilis(yellow), spirea arguta(white), ceanothus yankee point(blue), and weigelia(burgundy)
TOP 10 Best Plants for Hedges and How to Plant Them
If you are thinking about planting a new hedge and have doubts on which plant is the best for you, we are offering a list of the most popular ones so you can choose whichever suits you best. Hedges are a necessary part of every garden, providing privacy, blocking wind or even buffering noise. But most importantly edges provide structure to your garden. Hedging plants are usually budget friendly especially if you buy them bare-rooted.
Leylandii Hedge- Leylandii is a conifer that is the fastest –growing, evergreen, hedging plant and will create a hedge quickly. Because it is fast growing, it is generally the cheapest way of forming an evergreen hedge and hence the most popular.
Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' - This deciduous shrub has oval, mid-green leaves and produces small, creamy-white flowers in May and June. But it's really grown for the brilliant, flame-coloured stems that are revealed when the leaves, which turn orange-yellow in autumn.