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 Hedges
If 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 Hedges
Again 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’.
Buxus are the most well know hedging plants and are widely used in landscaping applications around the world.
Flowering Evergreen Hedges
Magnolia 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 Hedges
Try something different, Lavender, Rosemary, Santolina or again the Acacia cognata cultivars.
Varieties of Screening or Hedging plants to consider
- Michalia doltsopa (9m but can be cut back)
- Lily Pily
- Camellias (sasanqua and japonica)
- Pittosporum (screenmaster, james stirling, silver sheen, silver song, green pillar)
- Backhousia citradora (5-6m)
- Photinia x fraseri ‘Red Robin’ (5m)
- Prunus laurocerasus ‘ Cherry Laurel’ (6-10m)
- Elaeocarpus reticulatis (Blueberry Ash)
- Ceratopetalum (NSW Christmas Bush)
- Thuga plicata ‘Can Can’
- Waterhousia floribunda
Garden hedge plant types include :
- Fast growing hedges
- Box hedges
- Australian native hedges
- Conifer Hedges
- Evergreen Hedges
- Ornamental Hedges
- Flowering Hedges
- Windbreak Hedges
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.
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Tubestock grower supplying young plants online, shipping Australia wide. Hedging and screening, grasses, ground covers, climbers, ornamentals, Natives and conifers.
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CLASSIC INSTANT HEDGES – Ph. (03) 5968 9818
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81 Sennitts Rd The Patch VIC 3792
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