One drawback to this is that heavy snow on top of the hedge plants may break branches and kill the plants. Deciduous hedge plants will lose their leaves in the winter.
This makes them less susceptible to snow damage, but also less useful as a screen.
There are hedge plants that grow in nearly every climate on the planet.
The look of a row of hedge plants can either be formally pruned, or more naturally grown. Again, this decision depends on the desired result.
Informal looking hedge plants may not work well in a garden that is very pruned and organized.
There are a variety of uses for hedge plants. They can keep unwanted animals out of a garden, or block an unattractive sight.
Hedge plants can mark boundaries, such as property lines, or serve as a wind block. Hedge plants also make wonderful and natural looking privacy shields.