What to plant along the fence: the best plants
You can revive and transform the most boring fence with the help of beautiful green spaces. Neat flower beds, dense shrubs or sprawling tree crowns add color to the site and protect from the outside world. We tell you what to choose and plant along the fence!
If you have a beautiful stone, wooden or forged fence, you can emphasize it with a lush and colorful flowerbed. Plant flowers in one or more rows, a short flight of stairs, as well as complex decorative compositions.
Roses are very moody, require fertile soil, regular watering and top dressing. They are sensitive to drafts, lack of light and any other external stimuli. But if you manage to grow a hedge of roses - your garden will become truly royal.
Rudbeckia is often found in areas in our latitudes, but not everyone knows its name. The people called the flower with large yellow inflorescences a "golden ball". Rudbeckia breed by ordinary sowing and look very good in large groups along the fence.
Mallow is an unpretentious perennial that pleases with its flowering until mid-autumn. It reproduces easily and does not require complex care throughout the season. Mallow grows very tall, so it is suitable to mask a not too beautiful and neat fence.
Tall and bright sunflowers are not the most obvious choice for decorating the site. But think: they are large, beautiful, unpretentious and stretch to the sun by 1-1.5 meters! For such flowers you can easily hide even the most ordinary-looking fence in the country.
For small decorative flowerbeds, primrose is ideal. It strikes with a riot of colors and quickly dissolves with the onset of heat. While the rest of the plants are only awakening after winter, the primrose is already pleasing with its gentle beauty. And it is grown as a perennial, so you do not have to re-sow the seeds every spring.
Lavender grows in delicate fragrant groups and looks great along the fence and garden paths. It will immediately fill your plot with the spirit of the French province, but in return it will require a lot of light and plentiful watering. Contrary to stereotypes, lavender is not only purple, but also white, pink or blue.
To create an extreme layer of multilayer compositions or for mixed mixboards, violet is wonderful. Her flowers can be violet, lilac, pale blue or rich burgundy, almost black. Violet likes shaded places, and this will just provide plants higher along the fence.
Peony is another luxurious perennial that is enough to plant and enjoy its beauty once every season. It grows with tall, sprawling bushes with large flowers, so it is great for planting along the fence. Peonies do not require constant feeding and complex care, despite its amazing decorativeness.
It is impossible to remain indifferent to the exotic beauty of lilies. A huge variety of varieties are distinguished by the most bizarre colors. But keep in mind that lilies require free space and do not tolerate shading by tall trees. Therefore, along the fence they are best planted solo or combined with low flowers.
Bright multi-colored tulips are independently planted only along low borders when creating garden paths and landscape compositions. But they perfectly complement blooming mixboards at the fence around the site. Choose varieties with different flowering periods - and they will delight you from the first days of spring to summer.
Shrubs can be used as an independent hedge, or you can decorate them with an existing fence. Use varieties of the same size but different colors. Do not forget about the formation of crowns, so that your fence is always beautiful and neat.
This is the most popular shrub for planting along fences, because it is easy to cut and keeps its shape well. Deren has an unusual silver color, and he also gets along with other varieties without problems. Such a hedge reliably protects from dust if the road stretches on the other side. And derain grows rapidly and grows by a meter in literally six months.
The main advantage of this species is its remarkable appearance. Spherical bushes with large matte leaves grow 90 cm. In the fall they acquire a delightful red-yellow hue and do not fly around for a long time. But remember that Thunberg’s barberry does not like drafts, cold winds and shadows.
For landscaping along the fence, panicle hydrangea with large lush inflorescences is best suited. It grows in a large loose bush to 2-3 meters, and you can give it any shape. A tree-like hydrangea with its dense greenish inflorescence balls is also good.
Chubushnik is not in vain called the double of jasmine, but at the same time he is much less capricious and more resistant to our latitudes. Perennial ornamental shrub tolerates harsh winters, and with the beginning of flowering it delights with a delicate jasmine aroma and snow-white inflorescences. In compositions along the fence, the mock-up is well combined with hydrangea, because it belongs to the same family.
Spirea is a beautiful ornamental shrub with bright large leaves and unusual pubescent inflorescences. It is absolutely unpretentious, it does not need to be constantly fertilized and watered, and it is well adjacent to other plants. Spirea bushes can be molded, but can be left as is - they grow beautifully and without pruning.
Lilacs are valued for their beauty, aroma and variety of shades - it will become a real decoration of the site along the fence. Amur lilac is considered the most frost-resistant, and the rest are more demanding on heat. All species need good lighting, low groundwater and regular maintenance.
In our latitudes, elderberry is often found on the sidelines of paths and country roads. This means that it is also suitable for landscaping a site along the fence. Black elderberry has dozens of decorative varieties with colorful leaves and increased productivity. The bushes are very moisture-loving, but at the same time very hardy.
Currant bushes are quite difficult to take root, but then they delight with beauty, aroma and healthy harvest. They are planted at a distance of about half a meter and in the spring carry out forming pruning. Currants love the sun, loosening the soil and root watering. After 15 years, the bushes will have to be updated.
If you want to plant bushes of berries along the fence, but there is no time for constant care, choose a blackberry (or raspberry). She is very unpretentious and annually will delight you with a rich harvest. Just keep in mind that both species multiply rapidly and fill the entire plot. Watch this and do not let the branches touch the ground.
The most popular evergreen shrub for creating garden sculptures is boxwood. It is used by landscape designers around the world as a basic element and as an addition to composition. Boxwood is growing slowly: on the one hand, you will first have to be patient, and on the other, later on you will not need to thin out and shorten the crowns every season.
The trees along the fence will not only close your site from prying eyes, but also give a long-awaited shadow in the heat. The main thing is to choose species of approximately the same size and maintain the distance between them, so that after ten years all the crowns and roots get along with each other.
Blue spruce in landscaping is valued primarily for its amazing color. Plant seedlings along the fence with a distance of 2 meters, and soon you will appreciate the magnificent voluminous crown. Blue spruce has a rather weak superficial rhizome, so it does not tolerate water stagnation very poorly.
Thuja is unpretentious to soil, irrigation regime and the conditions of our climatic latitudes. For its amazing ability to preserve almost any form, it is actively used in landscape compositions around the world. Some varieties are more reminiscent of bushes, while others grow in trees up to several meters.
Yew is another small compact tree that can be given different shapes. He loves moisture, loose soil and easily tolerates frosts. Yew can be planted even in snowy northern latitudes - a high snow cover reliably protects its rhizome without additional insulation.
Mountain ash is an absolutely unpretentious tree that takes root in almost any latitude - it grows even in the north and in Siberia. Feel free to plant it in the darkest and shady corners of the site where other trees or shrubs do not survive. Fruits can be soaked to get rid of bitterness and used in cooking.
Maple is notable for its beautiful curly foliage, which by the autumn acquires a luxurious crimson hue. For planting along the fence, choose compact decorative species - Ginnal's maple, Drummondi, Holly, Deborah or Globozum. Keep in mind that maples with purple and red foliage are sensitive to fungus and powdery mildew.
Large spreading chestnuts will give a lush, dense crown and save your site from the heat. Pay attention to the kind of horse chestnuts, which has several dozen subspecies. It is they who have the same decorative fan-like leaves that we can no longer find. Chestnuts do not like drought, but they tolerate a lack of light and rarely get sick.
The willow almost does not require attention, and in return impresses with an elegant bending of branches and a lush crown. Most species grow in humid places, near water bodies, and even in swamps. So if you have moist soil on the site, which is not suitable for all trees, it will only please the willow. Among the varieties there are undersized shrubs and numerous hybrids.
During flowering, limes delight with an amazing aroma, and in the season you will always have healthy tea. When planting trees, leave a distance of 3-5 meters between them. Over time, the crowns will begin to come into contact anyway, but the linden tolerates haircuts and molding very well.