Popular with garden designers worldwide due to its ability to be pruned into many shapes, boxwood hedge is a perfect fit for topiary. It requires full sun to grow, so it’s best fit for placement in front of a porch or patio rather than inside of a shade-covered outdoor area.
Exquisite landscaping really complements the design of this backyard, with luxury and elegance in mind. Fountains and manicured hedges line the walkway by the pool, and a covered area for entertaining rests in the background, complete with a bar, grill, outdoor fireplace and plenty of space to sit.
Hedge maple is a versatile tree. Use it alone as a pretty shade tree, or arrange plants side by side to form a hedge. First Editions Jade Patina hedge maple (Acer campestre ‘Baillee’) has an unusual leaf form that’s eye-catching. Jade Patina withstands pruning well and tolerates dry soils and salt, which makes it a good choice for planting beside roads or driveways. Fall color is a yellow shade. Trees grow 20 to 35 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-7.
Great for a formal hedge or shrub, privet is a summer-time only, dense foliage. The downside, however, is that it grows very quickly and usually needs trimming about four times a year. The leaves and berries of the plant are considered poisonous and can affect humans and animals alike.
If you want the benefits of privacy plants without the hassle of maintaining them, line your patio with faux boxwood hedges. Strategically placed faux hedges provide privacy in a pinch for anyone who likes green spaces but lacks green thumbs.