Keep Away Plants! (Hedge Plants)

People are often looking for keep away plants.    Keep away the unpleasant view, keep away the neighbor’s house, keep away the dogs, the kids, the noise, the street, the town, the world!  I wonder if  plants exist that perform the opposite function?  Do they invite in the beautiful view, the friends, the neighbors, the world?  But this post will review the keep-away plants, or more commonly, the hedge plants.  Sometimes they are just meant to keep one part of the garden away from the other.  They can separate, divide and and make each section distinct.  From the always helpful book:  Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs.

Acanthopanax sieboldianus (ouch)
Caragana—Pea Shrub
Cotoneaster divaricatus
Cotoneaster lucidus
Euonymus alatus
Ilex x aquipernyi—Holly
Ilex x attenuata
Ilex crenata—Japanese Holly
Ilex glabra—Inkberry
Ilex x meserveae
Lonicera alpigena—Alpine honeysuckle
Lonicera fragrantissima—Winter honeysuckle
Lonicera korolkowii—Blue-leaf honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii—Bush honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica—Tatarian honeysuckle
Lonicera xylosteum—Fly honeysuckle
Physocarpus opulifolius—Ninebark
Poncirus trifoliata—Hardy orange
Rhodotypos scandens—Black jetbead
Ribes alpinum—Alpine currant
Salix elaeagnos—Rosemary willow
Salix purpurea—-Purple osier willow
Spiraea cantoniensis—Reeves or Double bridal wreath spiraea
Spiraea x vanhouttei—Bridal wreath spiraea
Viburnum dentatum—Arrowood viburnum
Viburnum lentago—Nannyberry
Viburnum prunifolium—Blackhaw viburnum

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