Hedging plants for security
Browse our selection of the best hedging plants for security, creating a living barrier that will not only stop intruders from entering your garden but also bring ornamental benefits such as colourful foliage, beautiful flowers and glossy berries. These vicious hedging plants are suitable for securing your boundary and come in a mix of evergreen and deciduous varieties to suit your preference. Berberis quickly form an effective impenetrable, intruder proof hedge with sharp, spiny stems, whilst pyracantha similarly has barbed stems and produces not only flowers but also glossy berries for adding further colour and interest later in the season. Holly is another useful evergreen with spiny leaves whilst certain rugosa roses will do a job too. Once established, intruder proof hedging is a highly effective, natural, environmentally-friendly security feature with thick, dense foliage that will keep thieves, vandals or just general trouble-makers looking to loiter in your garden at bay. Just the sight of a vicious spiny plant stops most intruders in their tracks - the last thing they’ll want to do is risk seriously hurting themselves on the spines, ripping their clothing or leaving behind incriminating evidence. Intruder proof hedging becomes more effective the thicker and stronger it grows. Plus, the varieties on this page are easy to grow and low maintenance – just have a good, thick pair of gardening gloves handy for planting and trim once or twice a year.