Hedges, Privacy Screens, and Thorny Barriers

Lonicera Japonica

Thornless Evergreen Hedges

Acca sellowiana: Pineapple Guava / Feijoa
Slow to moderate growth, 3-20' high, can be trimmed lower.

Caesalpinia mexicana: Mexican Bird of Paradise
Rapid growth, 10-15' high, can be trimmed lower.

Dalea frutescens: Black Dalea
Moderate to rapid growth, 3-4' high. Frost deciduous.

Dodonaea viscosa: Hopbush
Moderate to rapid growth, 12-15' high, can be trimmed lower.

Heteromeles arbutifolia: Toyon
Moderate to rapid growth, normally to 8' high, can be trimmed lower.

Hyptis emoryi: Desert Lavender
Rapid growth, 4-10' high, can be trimmed to any height.

Leucophyllum frutescens: Texas Sage
Rapid growth rate, 6-8' high, can be trimmed lower. Frost deciduous.

Myrtus communis: Myrtle
Slow to moderate growth, 8-12' high, can be trimmed lower.

Nerium oleander: Oleander
Moderate to rapid growth, cultivars vary in height up to 20', can be trimmed lower.

Pistacia lentiscus: Mastic Tree
Moderate to rapid growth, 15-25' high.

Rhus ovata: Sugar Bush
Moderate to rapid growth, 8-15' high.

Rhus virens: Evergreen Sumac
Moderate to rapid growth, 10-15' high. Semi-evergreen.

Simmondsia chinensis: Jojoba
Slow to moderate growth depending on water, 6-8' high, can be trimmed lower.

Tecoma stans: Yellow Bells
Rapid growth rate, 10' high, can be trimmed lower. Frost deciduous.

Vauquelinia californica: Arizona Rosewood
Very slow growth, 10-30' high, can be trimmed lower.

Lonicera Japonica
Lonicera Japonica: Japanese Honeysuckle

Evergreen Vines on Fences and Trellises

Bignonia callistegioides: Lavender Trumpet Vine
Moderate to rapid growth, 20-50' long, evergreen above 20°F.

Bignonia capreolata: Crossvine
Rapid growth, 30-50' long, evergreen above 32°F.

Dolichandra unguis-cati: Cats Claw Vine
Rapid growth, 25-30' long, evergreen but cold deciduous.

Lonicera japonica: Japanese Honeysuckle
Rapid growth, 30' long, evergreen but cold deciduous.

Podranea ricasoliana: Pink Trumpet Vine
Rapid growth, 50' long, evergreen but cold deciduous.

Rosa banksiae: Lady Banks' Rose
Rapid growth, 12-20' long, evergreen but cold deciduous.


Thorny Barriers

Berberis: Barberry
Slow to moderate growth; trim to any height 8' or lower.

Bougainvillea: Bougainvillea
Moderate to rapid growth; drape over a fence and trim as needed.

Ebenopsis ebano: Texas Ebony
Very slow growth, trim to any height below 40'.

Fouquieria splendens: Ocotillo
Growth rate depends on water and sun, to 20' high.

Lycium brevipes: Baja Desert-thorn
Moderate to rapid growth to 12' high. This plant can be trimmed lower.

Pyracantha coccinea: Scarlet Firethorn
Moderate to rapid growth, 8-16' high depending on cultivar, can be trimmed lower.


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Latest update: May, 2022