15 Flowering Hedge Plants: for Your Garden Privacy

BY Shaafay Zia
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Welcome to our master resource about GROWING different types of flowering hedge plants.

It is normal not to like the same green box of plants over and over every year. Who does not want to add some PRIVACY to their garden?

Flowering shrubs allow you to bring INTIMACY to your plot. They keep your plot colorful, cheerful, and lively all year.

AsterGardening has brought you the beautiful flowering shrubs. We STRIVE to bring the best shrubs to our readers. Our Horticulturists give you fact-checked information regarding hedges and flowers.

Let’s learn more about GROWING flowering shrub plants and their varieties.

flowering hedge plants

What Are The Uses of Hedges?

flowering hedge plants

Flowering shrubs are as useful as your close friends. Can’t relate?

Check out how they are useful;

1. Perfect for Landscaping

Hedges have become important if you are looking for a WHOLESOME garden with a perfect view.

For the herbaceous border, these hedges work wonders with their colorful BACKGROUNDS.

2. Protect Privacy

Do you want your own private part of the lawn? Try hedges as they separate public roads and buildings, INVADING your privacy.

3. Hiding Unwanted Spots

Hedges flowering plants are WELL-KNOWN for separating the parking area. They are perfect for hiding out any UGLY and unwanted near your spaces.

Do you want to hide seepage in your garden or a wall? You grow these hedge flowers and MAKE your garden stand out.

4. Fragrance and Beauty

They are famous for producing beautiful foliage. You can get FRAGRANCE and beauty bundled with other benefits.

5. Barriers

You can also use them as WIND breakers for hot and cold waves in summer and winter. They are cold hardy for urban gardens.

15 Pretty Flowering Hedge Plants

Hey, GREEN THUMB! Try these 15 pretty hedge plants to grow your DREAM garden.

1. Koreanspice Viburnum

Koreanspice Viburnum

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8

Light Requirement: Part sun to shade

Mature Size: 3.5 to 5′ tall and wide

Flowering Season: Mid Spring

Water Needs: 2 to 3 times weekly, depending on need.

Native Areas: Korea, Japan, Ohio, USA native plant

Planting the amazing Koreanspice viburnum every SPRING will not disappoint you. Your garden will be full of fragrances when this deciduous shrub plant BLOOMS.

You wait until that time of the year to SMELL your Koreanspice viburnum each spring.

Out of all the large growing flowering shrubs, Koreanspice is a compact flower. It is a low-maintenance plant for a showy hedge.


I prefer this flowering shrub to grow in the sun to part shade. It is better to PROVIDE them moist well-drained soil. You can PROPAGATE them every spring.

2. Japanese Rose

Japanese Rose

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9

Light Requirement: Partial Shade

Mature Size: 5 to 10 ft tall and wide

Flowering Season: June – July

Water Needs: Regular Water, moist well-drained soil

Native: China, Japan, and North America

Japanese roses are deciduous shrub plants that look like roses. These plants are well-known for growing WORLDWIDE.

These fragrant flowers are HARDY and highly disease resistant. Japanese roses are highly graceful growers and have SCRAMBLING canes.

The green foliage of these hedge flowers is admirable. They grow perfect yellow BLOOMS in spring and summer.


They prefer shade other than FULL sun. You must PROVIDE them with regular water. Providing this landscape rose requires loamy and WELL DRAINED soil.

3. Mountain Laurel 

Mountain Laurel 

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 5 to 9

Light Requirement: Deep shade to full sun

Mature Size: 6 to 15 feet

Flowering Season: Late spring and early summer

Water Needs: Twice a week

Native: Appalachian Mountains, plateaus, piedmont, and coastal plains

Wanna know about broadleaf evergreens? Mountain laurel is another native shrub that helps make your garden look exquisite.

The flower blooms in late spring and the start of summer. I love how SHOWY and colorful the flower produces.

This fast grower deciduous shrub makes my garden look PINK with its yearly blooms.


Do not trim laurels like other HEDGES. They need to grow in their NATURAL mature shape. Provide deep SHAPES for perfect growth.

4. California Lilac

California Lilac

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 8 to 10

Light Requirement: Full sun

Mature Size: 2 to 20 ft tall and wide

Flowering Season: Mid-spring to early winter

Water Needs: Once or twice per month

Native: North America and mostly California, and Ceanothus

California lilac is a fast-growing and award winner flowering hedge. It is also known as AUTUMNAL blue.

It is basically a bushy, medium-sized, and evergreen shrub. This lilac produces flowers in late summer and early fall.

The breathtaking display of these pretty blooms made me fall in love with them. I like how these flowers bloom in the PURPLE clusters.


This flowering shrub needs pruning after FLOWERING. These lilacs grow up to 10 ft TALL, so plant them wisely.

5. Bluebeard


Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 5 to 6

Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade

Mature Size: 2 to 3 feet

Flowering Season: July through September

Water Needs: Supplemented watering

Native: Mongolia and parts of China and Japan

Bluebeards are the perfect herbaceous perennial shrubs. They are known for soft-wooded shrubs or SUBSHRUBS.

These plants are COMPACT and do not grow more than 2 – 4 ft tall and wide.

You will find CLUSTERS of deep blue flowers arranged around the stems. Their beautiful flowers attract bees in full bloom.


They need to light MULCHING. It is better to mix some ORGANIC matter in them while planting. It would help if you AVOIDED overfertilizing.

6. Chaste Tree

Chaste Tree

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 7 to 8

Light Requirement: Full sun

Mature Size: 3 to 20 feet tall

Flowering Season: Late Spring to Summer

Water Needs: Every 7 to 10 days

Native: Southern Europe to Western Asia

Chaste tree flowering hedges (Vitex gnus-cactus) are well-known as long-lasting summer plants.

They grow out to be very tall shrub plants, REACHING 20 feet.

It is a FULL sun-lover plant that bears purple flowers. Chase trees grow out with a perfectly dense and upright habit.

You will notice seven perfect LEAFLETS and silvery undersides. 


Ensure providing full sun. They can also tolerate partial shade. Provide sheltered locations in cold areas to protect them.

7. Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Dwarf Crape Myrtle

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 7 to 10

Light Requirement: Full sun

Mature Size: 4 feet or less

Flowering Season: Spring

Water Needs: One inch per week

Native: China, Indonesia, the Himalayas, and Japan

Dwarf crape myrtle (also called Lagerstroemia spp.) grows into a small to medium-sized tree.

These amazing flowering shrubs produce full-size, crepe-papery flowers and SHRUBBY blooms.

You will also notice the crimped petals on the flower that are only TWO feet tall.

Crape myrtle ensures a long bloom time; you will love your garden while GROWING these flowers. 


Ensure providing them with enough water they need to GROW. I prefer the moist well-drained SOIL for their optimal growth.

8. Oleander


Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 8b to 10

Light Requirement: Full sun

Mature Size: 8 to 12 feet

Flowering Season: Early summer until mid-autumn

Water Needs: Every three days

Native: North Africa and the eastern Mediterranean

Regarding some drought-tolerant and deer-resistant shrubs, oleander must be on your list. It is low maintenance shrub with fragrant blooms.

Oleander (Nerium oleander) is famous for its amazing PRESENTATION during the growing season.

You will find out AMAZINGLY colorful and fragrant clusters.

The TROPICAL beauty of the flower is it has pointed leaves. You will find them in whorls of 3 along the stem.


All parts are poisonous. Keep them away from CHILDREN and pets. I recommend full sun to part SHADE to grow them as a hedge.

9. Bridal Wreath Spirea

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 5b to 8a

Light Requirement: Full sun to part shade

Maximum Size: 4 to 8 feet tall and wide

Flowering Season: Spring and summer

Water Needs: Ensure moisture all the time

Native: Asia and New England

Bridal wreath spirea is one of the elegant hedges that spread widely.

You can call this flowering shrub highly DROUGHT tolerant and grows easily.

I admire its white flowers (it looks like a fairy tale scene). It makes my garden look like a new BRIDE. It makes my garden look like a new BRIDE.


It is better to provide moist to wet soil to this deciduous shrub. You must keep the plant in FULL sun.

10. Panicle Hydrangea

Panicle Hydrangea

Hardiness Zones: USDA zones 3 to 8

Light Requirement: Four-hour bright sun

Mature Size: 8 to 20 feet tall

Flowering Season: Summer and mid-late spring

Water Needs: 2 to 3 three times a week

Native: China and Japan

Are you interested in ADDING a wow factor to your garden? You can do this by planting these amazing hydrangea plants in your garden.

Hydrangea paniculate has huge BLOOMS through the growing season.

One of the amazing this I love about them is that they start out in white color. Then they turn green or wink.


Ensure planting them in WELL-DRAINED soil. It is BETTER to protect this flowering shrub from drought.

11. Reblooming Weigela

Reblooming Weigela

Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 4 to 8

Light Requirement: Full sun to shade

Mature Size: 6 to 10 feet

Flowering Season: Late May or June

Water Needs: Add water when the upper 2 inches are dry

Native: Northern China, Korea, and Japan

Weigela (also known as Weigela Florida) is famous for PRODUCING pretty-looking flowers.

The amazing-looking flowers bloom in spring. They also grow in the MID and end summer, then turn yellow.

You will find various varieties of this plant. Some flowers are white and copper with dark BURGUNDY foliage and variegated leaves.


Grow them in full SUN to attract butterflies. Try to keep some WATER all the time.

12. Cotoneaster


Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 4 to 7

Light Requirement: full sun to part shade

Mature Size: 5 to 6 feet

Flowering Season: Late spring to summer

Water Needs: Gallon of water each schedule

Native: Southwestern China, Myanmar, and Northern Thailand

Cotoneaster is a perfect and dense leafy shrub with glossy green leaves.

Another surprise with these flowering HEDGES is that you will also see bright red berries.

I grew them in spring. They surprised me with late SPRING and the start of summer blooms. They amazed me with their improved growth.

You will also find some small and pinkish-white flowers growing in your GARDEN.


You need to provide moist well-drained soil for this large shrub. The location must be SOMEWHERE with full sun to partial shade.

13. Gardenia


Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 7 to 11

Light Requirement: Part shade

Mature Size: 3 to 6 feet

Flowering Season: Early spring, summer, and fall

Water Needs: 1 inch of rain each week

Native: Africa, Asia, Madagascar, and Pacific Islands, and Australia

Gardenia is also known as the Cape Jasmine due to its fragrant white flowers.

You will love these flowering hedge plants as they are large, white, and showy.

When the climate is a little warmer, gardenia blooms all through summer. The growing range of gardenia might be less in cooler regions. 


It is best to provide full sun to this flowering shrub. The soil must be a little acidic and give the FERTILIZER in mid-summer.

14. Slender Deutzia

Slender Deutzia

Hardiness Zones: USDA zone 5 to 8

Light Requirement: Full sun to part shade

Mature Size: 2 to 5 feet

Flowering Season: Early Spring

Water Needs: Weekly until winter

Native: Central and Southern Japan

Slender deutzia is one of the medium-sized green hedge plants. It makes your garden look ATTRACTIVE and exquisite.

You will see abundant spring blooms covering a whole area of your garden. They are pure white flowers as if your garden is covered with snow.

The perfect white/pink flowers can also TOLERATE various soil types.


Ensure WELL-DRAINED soil that is rich and moist for this flowering shrub.

I provide them full sun to partial shade, so remember it when growing them in full shade.

15. Shrub Rose

Shrub Rose

Hardiness Zones:  USDA hardiness zones 3 to 10

Light Requirement: 4-hour direct sunlight

Mature Size: 2 to 9 feet and 2 to 14 feet wide

Flowering Season: Early spring

Water Needs: Watering 2 to 3 days

Native: Europe and Western Asia

Shrub roses are a perfect combination of hardiness along with REPEATING blooms.

Who doesn’t like PINK flowers for their garden?

You will find out making colorful landscape additions without fancy HYBRID tea types. The variety of these plants includes the KNOCKOUT and Easy Elegance series.

These plants are highly disease resistant, and you can care for them EASILY.


Ensure to give this flowering shrub DIRECT sunlight. Cut the stem DIRECTLY if you want to propagate directly.

FAQs about Flowering Hedge Plants

1. Do conifers make a good hedging plant?

Conifers are basically known as trees. But when grown, they also make the best evergreen hedges. They are dense, colorful and ensure proper privacy of your plants. There are many varieties of conifers, and they are well-known for their fast growth.

2. When should you prune your rose of a sharon tree?

It is better to prune the rose of Sharon shrub during fall or winter when the leaves start to fall off. Pruning dead branches of sharon rose in early spring before bud formation is also good.

3. How much space do you need for flowering hedge plants?

Planting a flowering shrub by keeping a distance of 25cm from each other is better. You can also allow the hedges to make space between the pants. If you plant them 50 to 100 cm apart, they grow quickly and have a long life.

4. What is the best location for Encore Azaleas?

The encore azaleas are best to grow in the sun and filtered shade. You must give the plant 4 to 6 hours of sun and shade each day for perfect growth. The location also has dry and windy conditions. The USDA hardiness zones range from 6 to 9.

5. What is the fastest growing flowering hedge?

Forsythia is one of the fastest-growing flowering hedges and hardy shrubs. These fast-growing shrubs bloom only in sunny sights. The plant needs 4 to 6 feet of space to plant to have the best hedge.

What’s Next

The article provides a great list of perfectly growing FLOWERING hedge plants. Select the favorite plant you want to grow in the coming season.

With the help of all these shrubs, you will not find it difficult to have a perfect and DREAMY garden.

You can try many DIFFERENT species to have a diverse garden. From Gardenia to Bluebeard, you can have your favorite plant.

After planting, these hedges are easily maintained, and you can enjoy them all year.

Do you want to change how your garden looks? You need to plant flowering hedge plants in your GARDEN.

AsterGardening is an expert in providing you with the best PLANTING advice. Visit our website for a perfect garden and techniques to keep it CAREFULLY.

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Shaafay Zia

Hi, I'm a fellow green thumb who moonlight's as a writer. Gardening is something that brings me peace and I have been in the sport for many years now. With all of our expertise, we will always bring you the best content which will make you love your garden, even more.