When we think of a hedge, we imagine this strip of green plant with evergreen leaves. However, there are other ornamental shrubs and even fruits that can replace the classic cedar. In addition, the fruit hedge has the double advantage of being edible and unusual! To guide you, here is a list of 10 shrubs for making fruit hedges.
Perfect for a hedge thanks to its bushy habit, the raspberry will delight you with its refreshing fruit in the summer!
2) black currant
Black currant growth is fast. This is a feature that should not be overlooked because it is possible to taste its fruits from the first year!
3) Black Elderberry
Elderberry blooms lightly once the fine season arrives. You will then have a chance to see a beautiful hedge with white flowers giving way to small black fruits.
4) Korean berries
Without maintenance, the height of the Korean raspberry can reach 4 meters! But rest assured, it supports the size very well and can be shortened as you see fit. Its long fruits are also very sweet.
The hazelnut tree has very rounded foliage and especially delicious fruits!
Gooseberry is a powerful plant. Its fruits are eaten between July and August. In addition to red currants, there is a golden currant with a sweet taste, such as the Ribes rubrum “Blanka” variety.
The strawberry tree has round, red, edible fruits with small pimples. Its fruits are eaten from October to December.
8) guava tree
The guava tree is a hedgerow fruit that produces small, round green fruits. Its evergreen and glossy leaves make it an ideal hedge shrub. Its fruits are eaten between October and November. It tastes very sweet between strawberry and pineapple.
9) Siberian honeysuckle
The funny fruit fence produces fruits that closely resemble blueberries, although they are more elongated. They also have the same bitter taste as these. The harvest period takes place between May and June. This dense shrub can reach 1.5 m in height and reveal green and fluffy foliage.
Goji produces tiny berries that are considered superfoods. Rich in antioxidants, goji berries have a slightly sweet taste. It is harvested from August to October. In the spring, you will have the opportunity to notice a wonderful flowering with small and delicate purple flowers!