The 5 Best Hedges For Privacy

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In today’s blog, you’ll learn about the 5 best hedges for privacy. Privacy is an important part of enjoying our gardens, so making sure you have privacy will allow you to have a more peaceful experience when spending time in your garden.

Cherry Laurel


These are extremely common among UK households, and for good reason. These hedges provide great privacy at a rapid rate, so if you’re looking for quick privacy, then this hedge is one you should consider.


The cherry laurel can grow from 1.5m-6m, so you can ensure that you’ll be protected from nosey neighbours and other people walking by.


Cherry Laurels grow at a rate of 30-60cms every year!

Photinia Red Robin


Photinia Red Robin is a great hedge because it’s evergreen. Moreover, in the spring, you’ll begin to see red leaves appear that give off an incredible look to your hedge.

Not only that, but Photinia Red Robin will then give off a white flower, which makes this one of the most aesthetically pleasing hedge options out there.

The Photinia Red Robin grows at a rate of 20-40cm a year, which is less than the Cherry Laurel; however, it’s all dependent on what purpose you want your hedge to have.

Photinia Red Robin grows to 1.5-4m in height.



This hedge name speaks for itself; it’s not quite spelled correctly, but it provides great privetcy.

The Privets are fast-growing hedges too; they can grow up to 30cm every year, which can be beneficial if you want quick and easy privacy.

They’re also good for wildlife as they’re very dense; however, you will need to have them trimmed a few times a year to ensure they’re looking pristine.



The holly bush is one of the lowest-maintenance hedges around, and the birds love the berries in the winter!

These can be frustrating if you’re playing football or other sports in your garden, as you can find yourself being scratched heavily, along with footballs being punctured.

All jokes aside, this hedge is very effective in what it’s meant to do, and it does look stunning!

The Holly bush is a much slower grower, at 10cm maximum per year, so you’ll be spending less time maintaining it and more time enjoying it.

It can reach heights of anywhere between 2m-6m.

Conifer / Leylandii


The conifer is the king of the fast-growing hedges. This hedge grows at a rate that no other can, which is why it is commonly used among households across the country.

This conifer can grow to a staggering 30m if it’s not controlled properly, so you can imagine that a bit of maintenance is required to keep this hedge from spiralling out of control.

The conifer can grow 1m per year, which is truly quite staggering. So if you want quick privacy, this is the way to go; however, like I said, you need to make sure that you’re maintaining it before it gets too much.

So there you have it. You now have the 5 best hedges for privacy. All these hedges have different characteristics and purposes, so pick wisely before choosing one.

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