QuestionsHow to growTrees and ShrubsHedges and Shelter beltshedge 0 Vote Up Vote Down Ursula Hughes asked 10 years ago what is the best hedge to grow? 1 Answers 0 Vote Up Vote Down Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago If you want a big hedge, laurel is good with its evergreen leaves. Beech has withered leaves on it in winter. Box makes a small hedge. The most versatile is probably yew, which is evergreen and can be grown to any height.