Tropical Podocarpus tree with ripened fruits on blurred green background

By September 4, 2017Articles

Tropical Podocarpus tree with ripened fruits on blurred green background

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Zone 9 hedges serve a variety of useful purposes in the garden. They establish a natural boundary, create a feeling of privacy, serve as a windbreak and reduce noise in busy areas. Some hedges provide shelter for wildlife and berries that sustain songbirds when food is scarce during the winter. Due the mild winters, selecting hedge plants for zone 9 isn’t difficult. However, some shrubs prefer chilly winters in more northern climates and don’t do well in hot summer temperatures. Read on for tips in selecting hedges in zone 9. Zone 9 Screen Plants and Hedges Your local garden center or nursery should have plenty of choices for your area, but in the meantime, here is a brief list of zone 9 hedges and their growing conditions. Florida privet (Forestiera segregata) – Frequently grown as small trees, shrubs or hedges, Florida

Landscaping News

Author Landscaping News

More posts by Landscaping News

Leave a Reply