Hedges are synonymous with shelters.
They delimit the boundaries, they create privacy but above all they protect from the wind and contain mesh atmospheric agents.
Usually, evergreen shrubby plants are used forming screens green coloured all over the year of , and which can be enriched of other colours in some seasons.
Protecting the spaces in a natural way and at the same time making them beautiful is possible by choosing the ideal plants for the creation of hedges.
Evergreen, deciduous, tall or low stem plants, but also climbing plants, are different from each other, but each has characteristics that make them perfect depending on the type of soil and place to be protected.
For example, if the hedge is to be used to fence a space and mark a boundary, trees and shrubs should be selected in accordance with the regulations governing the minimum distances between one property and another. In the civil code they are indicated exactly according to the type of plant used and our staff will be able to indicate the best hedge plants according to your space.
To make the hedge homogeneous it is always good to use the same plant throughout the perimeter, or the maximum of 2 or 3 three varieties, so as to have a greater ease in maintenance and care operations.
Among the most used evergreens plants, especially for the good growth and the ease of care, there are the lauroceras, the ligustr, the buxus and the Cupressocyparis Leylandii.
The lauroceraso reaches even the 7 meters of height is easy to cultivate and is hardly attacked by parasites, that’s why it is well suited to this use.
Even the Ligustro reaches considerable heights and is really little demanding in terms of maintenance.
The Cypress is perfect for those who want to get a real plant wall, impenetrable and fast growing.
But among all species, boxwood or buxus is the king of hedge plants. An evergreen shrub with a thick foliage that can be shaped in any shape.
For this characteristic it is much appreciated and used in topiary art.
With buxus, however, it is not necessary to hurry, its growth is in fact rather slow: with its 7 cm per year at most it can reach the 3 metres. The slow growth is however balanced by its great longevity and its versatility in cultivation that makes it perfect for growing both in soil and in container. Much attention must be paid to its pruning, which must be done twice a year, in order to allow a proper development.
In our nurseries you can touch and observe closely many varieties of hedge plants and choose together with our agronomists the ones best suited to your needs.