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How to Choose Fence Plantings




When choosing fence plants, look for ones that will grow to be taller than the fence, offer foliage, and have few or no branches. Arborvitae, for example, can grow to 12 feet tall and have dense, low-maintenance foliage that is easy to care for. This plant also offers room for small flowers, which you can plant at its base.

Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’

Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ is a beautiful choice for fence plantings. It can grow in either pots or the ground, and its large blooms can twine with other climbing plants. Some clematis are better suited to pots than others, but nearly all varieties will grow happily in a large pot.


When you’re planning Euonymus fence plantings, keep a few things in mind. First, this shrub is evergreen, which means that its foliage looks amazing all year long. This gives you year-round cover and exciting interest.


When it comes to fence plantings, laurels make great choices. Their thick foliage and shrubby growth habits offer privacy to property owners. Depending on the species, laurels can be planted anywhere from two to five feet apart. Alternatively, they can be grown as fence replacements if they are grown in the right place.

Hicks yew

If you’re looking for an evergreen hedge to beautify your fence, consider Hicks yew or Irish yew. Both are beautiful and durable evergreen shrubs that will grow between 2 and 5 feet tall. Their dense foliage and dark green needles make them an excellent choice. These trees are hardy in USDA zones four to seven.

‘Star of Yelta’

‘Star of Yelta’ is a half-hardy annual with heart-shaped, dark green leaves and trumpet-shaped flowers with a red striped throat. In cool temperate climates, this plant is best planted early in the spring before the ground is warm. It’s especially suited for fence plantings, where its foliage will fill the space while flowering.


Allamanda plants grow best in soil with excellent drainage. They prefer a warm, sunny location and can be planted outdoors in mild climates. However, in colder climates, they should be brought indoors during winter.

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