Create a flowering hedge - that's how it's done

Create a flowering hedge - that's how it's done

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A garden hedge does not always have to be made evergreen. You can also create a flowering hedge. You can find out which plants are suitable for this here.

Flowering hedges look great

Numerous flowering plants are also available in the garden center today, which can be used to create colorful hedges and which will delight their owners with a great blooming charm from spring. Many flowering shrubs are also densely leafy after flowering, so that they easily protect against prying eyes. In some cases, fruit also forms on the individual trees (e.g. firethorn), which gives them a fresh accent in late summer through the beginning of winter.

Suitable shrub selection

If you want to plant a flowering hedge in the garden, several factors are important when choosing plants. These include the growth height of the individual shrubs, their flower color and the choice of location (sunny, semi-shady, prevailing soil conditions, etc.). You should also check the compatibility of the individual shrubs in advance.

By the way:

With flowering hedge bushes, you can also create wonderful path boundaries in the garden. Low-growing shrubs such as e.g. the shrub blooming in many colors very well.

Small selection according to flower colors:

  • blooming white: fragrant jasmine, lilac, apple rose, copper rock pear, Deutzie and various spars
  • blooming yellow: gorse and forsythia
  • blooming pink: wild rose (rose hip), wig bush, butterfly tree or barberry
  • blooming red: Weigelia or devil bush (flowering in August)
  • blooming violet: blood currant, lilac, hibiscus, sackflower or dogwood
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Plant a flowering hedge

"Planting distance:

If you want to plant a flowering hedge in your garden, you always have to ensure a generous planting distance between the individual shrubs. Ideally, you should also choose shrubs that have approximately the same height and width, which simplifies long-term maintenance of the hedge (e.g. when pruning and pruning).

"Planting time:

The best time to plant a flowering hedge is either early autumn or spring. The latter variant ensures mostly good growth, although the flowers are still somewhat sparse in the first year.

Take care of the flowering hedge


A flowering hedge requires almost the same amount of maintenance as if the bushes were planted standing up. So you should subject the hedge to a pruning (hedge trimming) either after flowering (in late summer) or in early spring.

"Pick wilted flowers:

Wilted flowers should be plucked from time to time so that a new bloom on the respective shrub forms again as soon as possible.