When you’re looking to add privacy, create a border, or add height to your landscaping, you need a hedge! These 8 best evergreen hedge plants for your yard are versatile and beautiful shrub options all year long.

8 Best Evergreen Hedge Plants

One of my favorite features of my current backyard is that my neighbor has an evergreen hedge. Now technically they are a bit overgrown and a little worn from age, but the privacy and year round greenery of evergreen hedging plants just can’t be beat.

The Common Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) is the classic hedge fast-growing shrub that can reach a height and width of 15 feet, though typically it is pruned much smaller for formal hedges.

Common Boxwood Is An Excellent Choice

American Arborvitae Is One Of The Best Hedging Plants

The American Arborvitae or Thuja is another classic best evergreen hedge plants that can reach heights of 40 feet, with a mature spread of 15-20 feet.

The Evergreen Euonymus (Euonymus japonicus) is a very dense, and one of the best evergreen hedge plants that reaches nearly 10 – 15 feet in height. 

Euonymus For An Evergreen Foliage

Oregon Grape Is A Good Option And Deer Resistant

The Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium) is another drought-tolerant evergreen that is related to the barberry.

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