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D.A. Dunlevy installed and carefully pruned a boxwood hedge on a Potomac property.  Photo: Mason Summers, Anchor Pictures

Garden Variety

Hedges are an important design element, providing structure, privacy and interest. Following are landscape company D.A. Dunlevy’s favorites.
  • Yews are forgiving of harsh pruning. They reach 30 feet tall. Full sun or part shade.
  • Schip Laurels like rich, well-drained soil. They grow up to 12 feet tall. Full sun to part shade.
  • Boxwoods are easy to shape, often used as formal borders. A variety of light conditions.
  • Hornbeam Trees are deciduous but keep their leaves after they turn brown in fall. They grow to 25 feet. Partial shade.
  • Arborvitae are somewhat deer-resistant. The popular Green Giant variety reaches 30 feet tall. Full sun to light shade.

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