Thorny, prickly, intruder proof hedging plants
Browse our selection of the best intruder proof hedging plants with thorny stems or prickly foliage that are well equipped to discourage intruders from entering your garden. 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 and the varieties on this page are unfussy, easy to grow and low maintenance – just requiring a trim once or twice a year. Thorny or pricky hedges won’t fall down and get damaged in the wind like fence panels; in fact, they can be effective at slowing the wind down and reducing its impact on your property. Some of the best thorny hedges are berberis, hawthorn, holly, pyracantha and certain rugosa roses. Check out our guide to hedging plants for more information and advice.