Flowering: Spring, summer
Foliage : Evergreen
Very decorative fruits from October to spring.
Very decorative in summer
Principles: One has to see the” flowering hedge” or “4 season’s hedge” as a painting canvas The succession of the seasons goes on, the painting changes, colours and scents vary. It must be a permanently interesting display.
Height at maturity: Approx 2 m (6.6').
Interest: All year round.
Planting distances: Approximately every 1.5m (4.9'). Although for a screening hedge of only one species we would normally advise a planting distance of 80cm (31.5"), in the case of a mixed flowering hedge we are looking for each plant to grow without being in competition with its neighbour and achieve its best.
Pruning: It is not advisable to cut this hedge. The blossoms will be even more beautiful.
Find each plant’s specification:
, beautiful pale pink - white blossom throughout summer
Border Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
, early golden yellow blossom
Laurustinus (Viburnum tinus)
, white blossom from November through to April, followed by bluish - black berries
Milkflower Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster lacteus)
, white blossom in June and July, followed by red fruits in October
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
, dense clusters of blossom in lemony yellow in January
Smoke Bush (Cotinus coggygria)
, feathery inflorescences in summer, red foliage in the autumn
Virginal Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Virginal')
, abundant white blossom in summer
Weigelia 'Bristol Ruby'
, abundant blossom from May through to September, ruby red bell shaped flowers
Other ideas for hedges:
Country Hedge Pierre
Flowering Hedge 'Emma'