Selecting jasmine for a privacy hedge depends on your needs and growing conditions. Common jasmine, which grows to 30 feet, works best as a vine unless you pair it with a trellis. Winter jasmine is hardier and of a more manageable height, but the flowers are not as fragrant as common jasmine. Italian jasmine has both height and fragrant flowers. Star jasmine, while technically not a jasmine plant, also makes a good shrub for privacy hedges.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.