From evergreen shrubs to flowering climbers, there are plenty of options for creating a beautiful and functional hedge in your outdoor space.
Here are 12 of the best hedge plants native to India:
Botanical Name: Bougainvillea
Bougainvillea is a popular hedge plant native to India. It is an evergreen, woody vine that can be trained to grow along walls, fences, or trellises. The plant produces beautiful flowers in shades of pink, purple, yellow, and white. Bougainvillea is drought-tolerant and requires minimal maintenance once established. It grows best in full sun and well-drained soil.
Botanical Name: Hibiscus
Hibiscus is a flowering shrub native to India that can be used to create a beautiful hedge. The plant produces large, showy flowers in shades of pink, red, yellow, and white. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. Hibiscus can grow up to 10 feet tall and requires regular pruning to keep it in shape.
Botanical Name: Ixora coccinea
Ixora is an evergreen shrub native to India that produces clusters of small, bright red flowers. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. Ixora can grow up to 8 feet tall and requires regular pruning to keep it in shape.
Botanical Name: Tecoma stans
Tecoma is a native Indian hedge plant that is perfect for adding a splash of color to any garden. It is an evergreen shrub with bright yellow, bell-shaped flowers that bloom throughout the year. The leaves are glossy and dark green in color, making it a great choice for creating a lush and vibrant hedge. Tecoma can reach heights of up to 10 feet, so it requires regular pruning to keep it in shape.
Botanical Name: Euphorbia tithymaloides
This spineless & leafless succulent belonging to the spurge family is most commonly used as an ornamental hedge. It is a very hardy plant that forms a thick live fence in a real quick time. Stem cuttings of this plant are planted 10-15 cm apart in double rows spaced 15 cm from each other.
Botanical Name: Pyrostegia venusta
Flame Vine or Orange Trumpet Vine, is a native Indian plant that makes an excellent hedge for your garden. This evergreen climber grows quickly and can reach up to 10 meters in height. It produces bright orange flowers from October to March, making it a great choice for adding color to your garden during the winter months. The leaves are glossy and dark green in color, making it a great choice for creating a lush and vibrant hedge.
Botanical Name: Clerodendrum paniculatum
Clerodendrum is an evergreen shrub native to India that produces clusters of flowers. It prefers full sun and well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant once established. Clerodendrum can grow up to 8 feet tall and requires regular pruning to keep it in shape.
Botanical Name: Cuphea
Cuphea is a genus of flowering plants native to India and other tropical regions. It is an evergreen shrub that produces small, tubular flowers in shades of pink, purple, white, and yellow. The plant is drought-tolerant and can be grown in full sun or partial shade. It is also known for its ability to attract hummingbirds and butterflies
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