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Green Mountain
Green Mountain Boxwood (Buxus x ‘Green Mountain’) is an extremely popular boxwood. It has great cold tolerance and is one of the most naturally resistant to Boxwood Blight. It is deer and rabbit resistant and grows well in full sun to shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 4-9.
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Schmidt
Schmidt Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens ‘Schmidt’) is a lesser-known boxwood variety but has a desirable tall and narrow growth habit making it great for hedging. It is deer resistant and grows in full sun to partial shade. It is hardy in USDA Zones 5-8.
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Box Honeysuckle
Box Honeysuckle (Lonicera nitida) is lovely hedge in its own right but also makes a great boxwood substitute for areas with Boxwood Blight. The foliage is evergreen and very similar to boxwood. It is deer resistant, takes full sun to full shade, and grows in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Hick's Yew
Hicks Yew (Taxus x media ‘Hicksii’) is the best hedge for deep shade locations, although it also thrives in full sun. This is a naturally narrow plant, so it is good for small spaces. It has evergreen needles and bright red fruits. Hicks Yew is hardy to USDA Zones 5-8.
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Little Simon
Little Simon Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis ‘Little Simon’) is a dwarf selection of Emerald Green that only reaches 3-4’ tall. It is a great boxwood substitute for colder regions and blight-susceptible areas. It grows best in full sun and is hardy in USDA Zones 3-8.
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Teton Firethorn
Teton Firethorn (Pyracantha ‘Teton’) is an evergreen hedge that boasts billows of white flowers in spring, followed by bright orange fruits that feed birds through winter. Sharp thorns keep deer away. It grows well in full sun to shade and is hardy in USDA Zones 6-9.
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Sizes
Our hedges come in multiple, convenient sizes. Learn about which hedge size option will work best for your project, from our 18-24” tall MiniHedge to our 5-6’ tall InstantHedge. See detailed dimensions for all of our different hedge sizes, including root balls.
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Containers
You have multiple options for the kind of container in which your InstantHedge is shipped. Learn about our standard Biodegradable Cardboard Boxes, as well as the fabric bag and cedar box options. This page will lead you to the best choice for your project.
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Installation
InstantHedge is a unique product and the planting process is very unlike installing a traditional hedge. This page takes you step by step through the easy process of how to plant an InstantHedge. No doubt about it, it’s the fastest way to plant a hedge.
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See real-life examples of our hedges being used in projects all over the country. These photos are provided by our customers and can be used as inspiration for a wide range of uses, from commercial to residential. You can find customer reviews here as well.
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MODERN GARDENS

Hedges can be used in modern garden design to great effect— with the focus on geometric shapes and topiary, clean lines and open spaces, modern gardens provide an excellent canvas to showcase foliage and form.

With the signature focus on ‘shapes,’ any hedge type provides a great way to demonstrate the clean, geometric lines distinctive of a modern landscape aesthetic. Topiary is often used in modern garden design, and most hedges are easily able to be thoughtfully pruned and clipped into a variety of shapes and sizes—everything from crisp, perfectly angular and geometrically-inspired borders to wavy or curved accents – even living doors and windows.

MODERN GARDENS IMAGE GALLERY

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    This modern garden effectively uses European beech (Fagus sylvatica) to obstruct a view of the neighboring brick wall.

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    Dense, evergreen, easily-maintained Hicks Yew hedges are the perfect choice for low, artistic borders.

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    An entryway or courtyard in a modern landscape can give an air of elegance with the use of well-manicured hedges.

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    Knot gardens almost always showcase boxwood (Buxus) which looks very nice when interplanted with perennials and other flowering plants.

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    Beech hedges can be planted in blocks to create patterns to highlight other plants and sculptures.

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    This outdoor space is framed thoughtfully with well-maintained yew (Taxus) and laurel (Prunus) hedges.

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    This outdoor space is framed thoughtfully with well-maintained yew (Taxus) and laurel (Prunus) hedges.

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    Late into autumn, the leaves remain on European beech (Fagus sylvatica) for superior privacy in all seasons.

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    In winter, the yew (Taxus) hedges in this European landscape are so elegant with a dusting of snow.

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    A formal outdoor meeting place such as this can be made more private with the use of privacy hedges like the yew (Taxus) in the background. Lower boxwood (Buxus) hedges bordering the patio provide an attractive border.

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    This elegant yew (Taxus) hedge not only provides a more effective screen than a traditional fence but also creates an elegant backdrop for an outdoor living area.

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    Yew (Taxus) hedges form an allée around this stunning water feature in a modern country landscape.

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    Stone and metal features like this fountain are made more inviting with the use of a leafy hedge.

  • 34283-Buxus-boxwood-Taxus-yew-hedge-formal-modern-estate-garden-fountain

    Walkways around this pond are bordered symmetrically with boxwood (Buxus) hedges.

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    Walkways around this pond are bordered symmetrically with boxwood (Buxus) hedges.

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    Soft evergreen hedges like this boxwood (Buxus) make a stone patio softer and more inviting even when planted in modern, geometric shapes.

  • 52199-Carpinus-hornbeam-hedge-contemporary-modern-InstantHedge-garden-design-art-sculpture

    Use a hornbeam hedge to highlight flowers, herbs, and garden sculptures.

  • 55818-fagus-beech-green-purple-copper-hedge-path-formal-modern-estate-garden-varied-heights-design-landscape

    A striking formal garden can be created using simply beech hedges of varying heights and colors.

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    This garden room is made elegant and modern with the beech hedge design surrounding the seating area.

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    Simple but impactful, this design uses a mix of colors and heights of beech hedges to make a statement while providing ultimate privacy.

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    This modern garden uses Portuguese Laurel combined with a piece of garden art for an interesting and useful design.

  • 56807-fagus-beech-hedge-purple-copper-green-mixed-varied-height-path-doorway-arch-modern-contemporary-formal-estate

    Mixing green and purple beech is a simple but highly effective way to create impact in the garden

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    Borders can be more than just a green backdrop - make them the focal point by mixing colors and heights of beech hedge

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    Even after many years, a well-maintained yew (Taxus) hedge like the one pictured here at a European estate forms a dense hedge to the desired height.

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    A private area around an outdoor pool is easily provided with a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) InstantHedge.

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    Swimming pool with deck chairs

  • Bourton House Garden, Glos., UK (Paice) knot garden

    Bourton House Garden, Glos., UK (Paice) knot garden

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    This elegant water feature is made to feel even more serene with a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge for privacy.

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    One must examine this photo carefully to see through the hedge an effectively-obscured building on the other side!

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    This modern garden appears even more refined with a well-placed shorter European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge along the lawn.

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    Pinus sylvestris ?Watereri? in a contemporary garden with wooden cube seating and Clipped Buxus hedges

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    Multiple types of hedges can be used in a hotel courtyard like this to integrate several layers of textures and colors.

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    Swimming areas have a great need for privacy, which these beech hedges supply beautifully.

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    Swimming areas need optimum privacy and wind protection, amply provided by this dense Emerald Green Arborvitae hedge.

  • 229027474-taxus-yew-buxus-boxwood-hedge-low-border-park-estate-formal-modern-contemporary-fountain-water-lawn-summer-pleached-trees

    With their dark green color and feathery texture, Hicks Yew hedges make excellent low borders that complement other plants and stone.

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    This modern outdoor area feels like a secluded resort even though it is in a busy suburban area.

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    This outdoor room looks stunning with a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge.

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    A boxwood (Buxus) hedge is attractive with a variety of plants such as the herbs and grasses shown here.

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    This dramatic, modern design further highlights the pond by reflecting the beech hedge up toward the sky.

  • 1113985514-taxus-yew-hedge-tall-privacy-green-evergreen-modern-contemporary-landscape-garden-concrete-stone-table-patio-outdoor-eating

    The feathery, soft foliage of Hicks Yew softens the concrete and sharp angles on this modern patio.

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    This beautiful garden and flowerbed seem even more inviting with the yew (Taxus) hedge providing a background of privacy.

  • N1000401_140-Buxus-Thuja-occidentalis-formal-pool-estate

    An arborvitae (Thuja) hedge can be grown to a larger height to provide screening of neighboring second-story buildings.

  • N1005439_140-Fagus-beech-short-hedge-formal-water-garden-pond-modern-contemporary

    A stunning water feature bordered with colorful herbs and flowers but closed in for privacy with a European beech (Fagus sylvatica) hedge in the background.

  • N1005442_140-Taxus-Fagus-yew-laurel-hedge-modern-garden-water-pond-rock-cottage

    Multiple kinds of hedge can be used in conjunction with each other to provide varied textures in a modern garden.

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    Multiple kinds of hedge can be used in conjunction with each other to provide varied textures in a modern garden.

  • N1005444_140-Carpinus-hornbeam-hedge-formal-modern-courtyard-garden

    Give a courtyard peace and summer privacy by surrounding it with hornbeam hedge.

With the focus on ‘shape’ and geometric symmetry, the use of hedges in modern gardens is quite traditional—particularly for those primarily interested in showcasing symmetry in the garden. Hedges are easily installed in any desired pattern, creating an aesthetic congruence not typically found in other landscape designs.

Modern gardens can take on a formal garden style, and can cross paths with other garden design styles by including elements like knot gardens or maze gardens in the plan. A wide variety of hedging plants are suitable for use in modern gardens, so don’t hold back when evaluating what different hedge types might work in your design.