What are some shrubs that will work well in a hedgerow?


I’ve been thinking about growing a hedgerow similar to those in England. I’m looking for shrubs and trees that would work well in our climate and some direction in planting.


Abi Griffith, Horticulture Community Education Assistant

Great idea! First you will have to consider the site conditions (sun/shade, soil drainage and quality, space requirements), as you will want to select plants that will naturally thrive in your particular landscape. I think you would find the following resources useful and a great place to start:
As for planting and care tips, refer to our bulletin, Selecting, Planting and Caring for Trees and Shrubs in the Maine Landscape