Create a free and natural hedge

The constitution’a free hedge retrieves the many benefits of’monoculture hedge, while bringing your garden originality and aesthetics throughout the’year.

Unlike d’a single species hedge, the mixed hedge reward you with’a multitude of colors, shades and shapes depending on species.

How to create a free and natural hedge:


How many’Shrubs for a free and diverse hedge?

Everything must be d’on board measure the length of your hedge to calculate the necessary number of plants.

The general rule is to plant a shrub every 100 cm about.
We have nearly 20 shrubs for hedges 20 m long.

Best ratio between persistent and deciduous shrubs

We generally use a ratio of 1/3 Persistent and 2/3 lapse.

If you want to be hidden from prying eyes l’winter, we need to reverse this report, or even have 100% persistent.

Number’various shrubs to plant:

It is interesting to find each species planted at least 2 times in your hedgerow: this will give it a certain unity.

But we must not end more than 4 times the same shrub.

  • So every shrub will end between 2 and 4 times along the length of the hedge.

Evergreen shrubs best suited for a hedge:

Among the most common, the most beautiful and easy to maintain, we have:

  • The berberis, whose foliage brings beautiful colors and a lovely spring flowering.
  • L’elaeagnus, inevitable and very trendy, its variegated foliage provides plenty of light.
  • The photinia, remarkable for its bright red leaves in spring and’fall.
  • The Ceanothus, must also, it offers a spectacular flowering in spring.

Also find all evergreen shrubs adapted to the culture’an hhave

Deciduous shrubs best suited:

S’they lose their leaves the’winter, they are often remarkable and very floriferous the rest of the’year:Create a free and natural hedge

  • Lilac, whose’smell and beauty of its flowers from spring to enchant’summer.
  • Forsythia, by its bright yellow color of’or early spring.
  • Tamarisk, will bring lightness and gaiety much of the’year.
  • The spirea, this shrub with delicate white flowers will amaze you.
  • The weigelia, the classic, deserves its place among the most used because c’is a true wonder.
  • Japonica vousapportera a beautiful red color at the end of’winter.
  • Gooseberry, gives no fruit but will delight you with its beautiful flowering.

The constitution’a free hedge was also the’huge advantage to promote biodiversity in your garden.

You cut through it, the number of diseases and therefore the’use of treatment products and harmful to the fight’environment.

  • Read’article on the hedge that protects nature

Read also on the’maintenance’a hedge:

  • Trimming the hedge, what is the best time?
  • Create a flowering hedge, ideas of’shrubs.