Hedges and Hedge Plants For the Garden and Privacy - Growing and Planting Hedging Plants
Hedging plants are used widely in landscaping, as wind breaks, screens and as formal elements in the garden, such as borders or dividers. With so many types of plants suitable to use as hedges a little thought needs to go into selection.
They can add shape and line to a garden as well as serve as a barrier to traffic or perhaps act as an ornamental garden hedge. Buxus varieties are used widely for low hedges and conifers as higher hedges. But consider native varieties such as the Lily Pily and Acacia Cognata as a great hedging alternative.
Fast Growing HedgesIf you are looking for a fast growing screen or hedge consider Plumbago Capensis for a lower hedge(2-3m), Lilly Pilly ( Acmena smithii, Sygygium Leumanhii or Weeping Lilly Pilly, and Sygygium Hinterland Gold) to 5m depending on cultivar, Pittosporum tenuifolium (will grow at 1m a year) also cultivars such as Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Sheen' and the popular Cupressus Leightons Green.
Australian Native HedgesAgain the Lilly Pillies are great and Acacia cognata species make great evergreen hedges, especially the low growing cultivars. Others include Hakea salicifolia or 'Willow leafed Hake' and Dodonaea viscosa or 'Hop Bush'.
Box HedgesBuxus are the most well know hedging plants and are widely used in landscaping applications around the world.
Flowering Evergreen HedgesMagnolia Grandiflora cultivars such as 'Little Gem', 'Kay Parris' and 'Teddy Bear'. Michelia doltsopa are a magnolia related species that also do well as hedges. Camellias make great hedging plants, not as fast growing and as tall as other but very effective and tough.
Low growing HedgesTry something different, Lavender, Rosemary, Santolina or again the Acacia cognata cultivars.
Hedges and Hedging Plant Suppliers
BLERICK TREE FARM
Advanced box hedges here in 45litre bags at about 1m high by 70cm wide
MISTYDOWNS - Phone 03 534
5 2847 Fax 03 5345 1200
YAMINA COLLECTORS NURSERY - PH (03) 9756 6335 FAX (03) 9752 0308
TESSELAAR BULBS - Phone: 1300 428 527 Fax: 03 9737 7798
CONIFER GARDENS NURSERY
Varieties of Screening or Hedging plants to consider
Michalia doltsopa (9m but can be cut back)
Garden hedge plant types include :
Its a matter of selecting the right hedge plant for the situation. Other Popular Hedge plants include : Buxus, Buxus. Suffruticosa, Buxus Sempervirens, Buxus Micro Microphylla, Nandina Domestica Nana. Nandina,Wistringia, Pittosporum, Luma Apiculata, Fruticosa ,Ligustrum Undulatum, Thuja occidentalis, Hedges, Traditional hedges, Native hedges.
EVERGREEN GROWERS - phone: 0418673549
658 Old Northern Road Dural NSW 2158
Tubestock grower supplying young plants online, shipping Australia wide. Hedging and screening, grasses, ground covers, climbers, ornamentals, Natives and conifers.
NATIONWIDE TREES Pty Ltd ACN 102 847 209 3590 Telephone: (03) 56289554
Yarra Junction - Noojee Road Noojee Vic 3833
1&2 year old Tree seedlings . Tree rootstock. Grafted trees . Barerooted Hydrangea Mail order specialists.
CLASSIC INSTANT HEDGES - Ph. (03) 5968 9818
Instant hedging lines such as the Buxus, sold to you by the lineal metre.Also Hedge & Screen Packs.
HEDGEWORKS NURSERY - Tel 03 9756 7712 Mob 0409 353 619
81 Sennitts Rd The Patch VIC 3792
Instant Hedges, specialist in box hedging.