25 Best Hedge Plants That Are Also Evergreen

You may be looking for the best evergreen hedge plants for several reasons.

Whether adding privacy, creating a tidy-looking border, or adding height to your landscaping, these hedges may be just what you’re looking for!

Yew | Taxus baccata

The commonly used evergreen bush is the yew. It’s a fairly slow-growing bush, so it’s ideal for a low-maintenance garden.

Allegheny Barberry | Berberis canadensis

The barberry bush (or American barberry) is a traditional choice for security hedges due to its sharp thorns that line the branches.

Cherry Laurel | Prunus caroliniana

The Carolina cherry laurel is a great native choice for the English laurel. It’s a small evergreen shrub to a small tree that can easily grow up to 35 feet tall and 15 to 25 feet wide.

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American Arborvitae | Thuja

Also known as green giant arborvitae, it’s a coniferous cypress cedar tree with a pyramidal shape that can reach heights of 40 feet.

Emerald Green Arborvitae | Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragad’

This shrub is one of the most popular choices for a privacy screen. Its narrow, pyramidal shape has dense foliage that thrives in heat and humidity.

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