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Evergreen hedging that flowers.

Loking for suggestions for an evergreen hedge that flowers, it is only break up the back garden a bit so not for privacy or that. Was thinking Portuguese laurel, any other suggestions? 


  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
  • Just what I thought.
  • jaffacakesjaffacakes Posts: 434
    Privet. Most people hate the scent but i like it
  • KeenOnGreenKeenOnGreen Posts: 1,819
    Pyracantha.  It looks like it has been snowing when ours flowers.  I have also seen Choisya used as hedging.  
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,965
    I have some Rhaphiolepis indica (Indian Hawthorn) to fill gaps in a hedge which has worked well if your conditions would suit it.
    Mine are now about 7ft and now covered in flowers

    Billericay - Essex

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  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Posts: 834
    Hypericum can be used as hedging. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,015
    Pyracantha would be a brilliant hedge - mine is all just about to flower, along a piece of my boundary, and as you say @KeenOnGreen, it's like snow  :)
    The shrubby honeysuckles, L.pileata etc, also flower, but they're very small flowers. The bees love them though. 
    There are evergreen Viburnums and Osmanthus, depending on how much pruning you want to do, and how 'tidy' a hedge you want to have. 
    Privet isn't strictly evergreen, so if you're in a cold area, it can be quite bare in winter. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • ThebigeasyThebigeasy Posts: 190
    Went with viburnums think the birds love them, got some sized ones at a Decent price. 
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