Hedges and Shrubs
- Fast Growing Hedges
- Fragrant Hedges
- Flowering Hedges
- Deer Resistant Hedges
- Evergreen Hedges
- Privacy Hedges
Ready to achieve your hedge goals in a hurry? Our Ready, Set, Hedge® selections have a healthy head start! Each shrub plant is nurtured in ideal soil conditions up until harvest time—for better roots and guaranteed hedge success.
Hedges and Shrubs for Sale at Breck's
For over 200 years, Breck's has been the largest U.S. importer of Dutch plant bulbs. Every season we produce the biggest, best bulbs from the fertile fields of Holland to gardeners all over. Breck's has been a long-standing partner to many gardening enthusiasts for generations, and our tradition of supplying planters with the healthiest, most top-performing hedges is still going strong.
Learn more about our hedges and proper care below.
Choosing the Right Hedges
To choose the right hedges for sale that best fit your preferences, you'll first need to know about the different subtypes.
When you want an eye-catching garden or need privacy for your property, waiting until plants reach maturity isn't favorable. With fast-growing hedges, you can be on your way to a lush garden sooner rather than later.
Fragrant hedges are loved in every garden. Plant fragrances can help soothe the mind and add an extra sense of relaxation to a landscaped area. They can also create a sense of nostalgia when you catch the scent of a long-time favorite plant.
Flowering hedges offer any garden or yard vibrant color when they bloom in spring and summer. From lovely lilacs to dramatic dogwoods, these plants add personality wherever planted. They also add structure to the landscape, directing visitors along a garden path or attractively marking the edge of your property.
No one wants to see their hard work nibbled at by deer. Though no plants are 100% sure to be avoided by deer, deer-resistant hedges are commonly left untouched. These evergreen and deciduous varieties will enhance your landscape with long-lasting structure and beauty.
Evergreen hedges are versatile and offer lush, year-round color and texture to your yard. These versatile plants come in a range of sizes and work in a variety of settings. Whether your goal is to create a natural ambience or formal atmosphere, there's an evergreen that's right for you.
Privacy hedges are excellent for blocking sight and sound. Use them around the perimeter of your property as a barrier from onlookers or wildlife. You can also enlist them to help block sound from nearby roads or high-trafficked areas.
Hedges: Getting the Most out of Your Purchase
To help your hedges flourish, there are a few things to know about their care.
Getting Started With Hedges
To get started, it's important to choose a hedge variety appropriate for your climate. Those further north will want to look for cold-hardy hedges, and those in hotter, dryer conditions will want to find plants that can tolerate heat and possible drought. Once you've decided on the hedge variety that's right for you, it's time to plant.
When to Plant Hedges
Hedges grow best when planted in cooler months. Opt to plant them when temperatures are cool but far from freezing. The cooler air and soil temperatures will reduce the amount of stress put on the plant, allowing roots to take better hold and become stronger.
How to Plant Hedges
If your soil is poor, prep it ahead of planting by mixing in compost to add nutrients to the soil and help with water retention and drainage.
Next, check the maximum width your variety of hedge grows to and find a location where you have the space to fit the number of plants you have. Mark the width with flags or another material so you know things have been properly spaced.
Plant your hedge in a trench 12 inches deep and 20 inches wide, or as noted according to your hedge variety. Cover the roots with soil, but be careful not to pat the soil down so tightly the roots cannot breathe.
Once planted, water the hedge well and surround the base with mulch to protect the roots and retain water. Fertilize the hedges with a slow-release fertilizer to help them take off.
When to Trim Hedges
It's critical to not prune these plants when the weather is too cold or too hot. It's best to trim hedges when they're dormant, which is fall to early spring. Prune them before freezing temperatures hit, and be sure not to prune during hot, dry weather. To avoid leaf burn, choose a cool, overcast day.
How to Trim Hedges
Hedges can be trimmed with electric or hand-held pruners. The tool you use should be sharp to avoid unnecessary stress to the plant. Eyeball the size and shape you want your hedge to be, and carefully trim off the tips. Cut the top portion a little shorter than the bottom to allow sunlight to reach the base of the hedge.
A fast-growing hedge row starts with the roots!
Our mature plants come from Holland, Michigan where the soil is ideal for growing healthy root systems for hedges and shrubs; an advantage you won't find at other retailers.
- Grown in healthy sandy loam with low pathogen rate.
- Larger overall root systems that aren't "pot bound".
- More fine root hairs for increased nutrient uptake and faster establishment.
This is what healthy shrub roots look like. Our fibrous, field-grown root systems acclimate quickly to their new environment thanks to hundreds of fine root hairs that optimize nutrient uptake.
This is what pot-bound roots look like. If you've ever bought shrubs at your local nursery or home improvement store, you may have seen this before. Stuck in a small pot, roots have no place to go and take longer to recover after planting.
Our Ready, Set, Hedge® plants are grown in the rich, healthy soil of Holland, Michigan
For decades growers have boasted over Michigan soil, and for good reason. The rare, nutrient rich sandy loam just inland from Lake Michigan, produces some of the best performing trees and shrubs you can find.
More reasons to try Ready, Set, Hedge®
Planting sizes up to 4 ft. tall.
We have plant sizes to fit every landscape need and every budget. Our largest sizes arrive with years of growth already behind them—perfect for creating instant privacy, beauty or property boundaries.
When planning a proper hedge, consider the space you want to fill and the spread of your chosen shrub variety. Usually, multiple plants are required. We created our 3-, 5- and 10-plant bundles with this in mind—the more you buy, the more you save.
Shipped right to your door.
No need to borrow a truck or put down a tarp in the back of your SUV. No spilled dirt when the pots in the back inevitably tip over on the ride home. Our healthy shrubs ship right to your door at the perfect time for planting in your area.