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HEDGE PLANTS

The plants that are listed below are trees and shrubs that respond better to clipping into hedges than others. These tough hedging plants are great used for protection, privacy screens and aesthetic value. A-Z list below

Size and Growth
If you wish to create a hedge which is really dense and bushy from the ground upwards it is advisable to plant young, small plants. Many people look at the small seedlings in tubes and imagine it will be years before they will achieve anything which looks like a 'hedge' however, if larger plants are chosen the result can often be that the hedge is rather gappy at the base. Also larger plants are more expensive and are more likely to fail than small ones.

Position
All plants listed will grow in a sunny or partially shady position with any with special requirements being stated on the label.

Soil
Unless otherwise stated the plants listed will all grow in any reasonable well-drained soil.

Planting and Pruning requirements
When planting and caring for a new hedge it is very important to follow the pruning and planting instructions that will come with the plants. Some people hesitate to cut their hedging plants back, or forget to do it frequently enough and with many varieties this will result in a hedge which is not dense at the base.

Hedge Plants A - Z Listing

Xanthostemon chrysanthus - Golden penda

Xanthostemon chrysanthus - Golden penda

A highly ornamental tree, native to Nth Qld Rainforests. Beautiful yellow flowers with prominent anthers occuring in winter. Its glossy green leaves makes it an ideal landscape specimen as far south as Sydney.

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$2.95 128 Seedling FT
Banksia robur - Swamp Banksia

Banksia robur - Swamp Banksia

An upright shrub with large serrated leaves bearing large yellow-green brush type flowers. Performs well in open sunny positions with damp soil. Attracts nectar feeding birds.

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$2.95 95 Seedling FT
Xmas Bush Trees

NSW Xmas Bush

A delightful shrub used for cut flowers and ornamental plantings. Masses of red flower like bracts cover the trees in December. Likes well drained soil.

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$9.90 51 MT Buy 2 or more @ $6.75ea

Callistemon Kings Park Special

callistemon kins park specialFeatures narrow green leaves and deep red bottle-brush flowers that are grouped together in bunches, making a spectacular display in spring and autumn. Kings Park Special is one of the larger Callistemons, so it is great for a tall screen or feature tree. Like all callistemons, it is hardy and bird attracting.

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$9.90 44 Cutting MT
Cordyline Early Morning in 90mm Megatubes

Cordyline - Early Morning Diamond

A bright a cheerful ornamental foliage plant with streaks of yellow,, orange, red and green. Prefers a well-lit situation with protection from hot sun. Good drainage is essential.

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$12.90 44 Cutting MT Buy 2 or more @ $7.75ea
Phyllanthus multiflorus

Phyllanthus multiflorus

This is a useful low growing plant with pretty, fine fern like foliage. Very suitable for a low hedge, in the rockery or in a hanging basket. Requires regular watering.

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$2.95 38 Cutting FT

Michelia - Touch of Pink

A bushy evergreen shrub with beautiful flowers to 7 cm that are white with a bit of pink. This plant is hardier than its parents.

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$19.75 32 Cutting 165mm
Fingerlime - Jali Red

Finger Lime - Jali Red

Bright pinkish-red vesicles are held inside a dark brown to maroon coloured skin.  Good flavour and a high yielding variety.

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$34.00 27 Grafted 165mm
Syzygium Aussie Compact

Syzygium Aussie Compact

Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Excellent for topiary. Foliage is compact, neat and glossy green through to bronze new growth. Perfect for hedges and pots.

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$9.90 26 Seedling MT
Fingerlime - Judy's Everbearing - close

Finger Lime- Judys Everbearing

Large juice vesicles are clear light green to pink in colour with few seeds, the skin is Khaki, dark brown and maroon in colour.  The trees is most productive between Summer and Autumn with a light crop throughout the year.  Heavy crops of high quality fruit are produced, the flavour is aromatic with a lemon lime flavour.

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$34.00 22 Grafted 165mm
Grevillea White Oak

Grevillea White Oak

A rainforest tree to 8m. Tree is covered in creamy cylindrical flower spikes in late spring. Large glossy green leaves, divided when young. Underside is gold changing to a silvery grey. Attractive all year round.

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$12.90 21 Seedling MT
Finger Lime - Alstonville

Finger Lime - Alstonville

Mostly seedless fruit with lime green vesicles, the skin is smooth and brown with green tinges. A highly productive selection with excelent quality fruit.  Fruits are 7-12 cm long when fully ripe.

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$34.00 19 Grafted 165mm
Abelia flowers

Abelia

Beautiful ornamental shrub providing a blaze of vibrant floral color throughout summer, and autumn color in cooler climates. Can be used to great effect when planted as a low informal hedge, and look equally impressive when planted singly. From late summer white to pink flowers smother the bushes. Very hardy, excellent for hedging

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$9.90 15 Seedling MT

Eastern Cape Myrtle

Excellent dwarf hedging plant, with small glossy leaves and dark red new growth. It has small white flowers, followed by black edible berries.

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$9.90 15 Cutting MT
Banksia spinulosa - Hairpin Banksia

Banksia spinulosa - Hairpin Banksia

A beautiful native plant with stunning large flowers that range in colour from brown, red and orange to gold.  It is a shrub or small tree that is suited to a wide range of soil types and temperatures growing naturally from Victoria through to Cairns.  Great food source for bees and nectar feeding birds.

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$2.95 15 Seedling FT
Callistemon Little John

Callistemon Little John

A dwarf Bottlebrush with bright crimson blooming over a long period. A very hardy little shrub that is easily maintained.

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$9.90 15 Cutting MT

Photinia Red Robin

Photinia red robinFast growing evergreen shrub, with a dense habit, that responds well to pruning. New foliage growth is brilliant red in colour, changing to bronze-green as the season progresses and maturing to be dark green. Showy white flowers appear in clusters to be followed by small berries. Ideal as a long lasting hedge, a focal point shrub/small tree, topiarised, or in pots on balconies and courtyards in courtyards.

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$12.90 7 Cutting MT
Conifer Thuja orientalis Blue Cone

Conifer Thuja orientalis Blue Cone

A formal, oval-shaped conifer with dark blue-green, "book-leaf" foliage. Should reach more than 1M in 10 years.

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$11.90 7 Seedling 140mm
Cordyline John Klass

Cordyline - John Klass Red

Dark green foliage with bright red highlights makes this a striking ornamental landscaping plant for sheltered parts of the garden.  Prefers sun or part shade.

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$12.90 6 Cutting MT
Bamboo Oldhami Chrystal Castle

Bamboo - Oldhamii

An edible species of bamboo. Fast growing in just about any soil type or environmental condition. Oldhamii is a medium sized upright clumping bamboo. It has medium sized deep green foliage that starts low on the smooth culms which turn yellow as they are exposed to sunlight. The tall upright culms grow straight and strong making it a popular variety for many different horticultural and agricultural applications. Both the timber and the shoots are popular for construction and human consumption purposes.

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$29.00 3 Cutting 165mm
Native Rosemary ( Westringia fruticosa )

Native Rosemary ( Westringia fruticosa )

It is an easily grown shrub of simple and neat appearance which grows wild near the coast of NSW. White flowers dot the shapely plants. Growth is naturally stiff. It maintains a good condition for years.

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$9.90 0 Cutting MT Email Me When Available
Westringia fruticosa - Native Rosemary

Westringia fruticosa - Native Rosemary

It is an easily grown shrub of simple and neat appearance which grows wild near the coast of NSW. White flowers dot the shapely plants. Growth is naturally stiff. It maintains a good condition for years.

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$2.95 0 Cutting FT Email Me When Available In Production
Acmena smithii - Dwarf Form

Acmena smithii - Dwarf Form

The dwarf form of this popular evergreen shrub is grown for its attractive foliage and berries.  Perfect for using as a hedge, it has edible fruits, glossy green leaves and an attractive compact form.
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$2.95 0 Seedling FT Email Me When Available In Production

Tagasaste - Tree lucerne

A valuable leguminous tree used for animal foliage, shelter and soil improvement. The high protein content of its foliage is excellent for animal fodder and at the same time improving soil fertility. Used extensively in permaculture as a multipurpose tree. Prefers well drained soil, but generally quiet hardy.

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$2.95 0 Seedling FT Email Me When Available In Production
Syzgium paniculata - Magenta Cherry

Syzgium paniculata - Magenta Cherry

Most popular native hedging plant in Australia. Attractive dense glossy new growth. Also edible crunchy cherry like fruit.

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$2.95 0 Seedling FT Email Me When Available In Production

Callistemon - Purple Splendour

Callistemon Purple SplendourMedium bushy shrub 3 metres with soft pink new growth. The flowers are pink/mauve bottlebrush late spring. Hardy and adaptable to most conditions in full sun. Pruning maintains shape and encourages flowering.

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$9.90 0 Cutting MT Email Me When Available In Production
Grevillea - Orange Marmalade

Grevillea - Orange Marmalade

Vigorous dense shrub with long, wide leaves making it a great screen. The orange flowers are held in terminal clusters , at the end of its branches, year round.

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$12.90 0 Cutting MT Email Me When Available In Production

Babingtonia similis - Twiggy Myrtle

A beautiful screen plant that bears masses of small stary white flowers. Spreading habit with fine light green to bronze foliage 1.5m

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$1.95 0 Cutting FT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Poinciana - Dwarf

Dwarf Poinciana Barbados Pride

Spectacular flowering shrub to 3m. Great for hedges as it tolerate pruning well. This shrub will be deciduous in cooler climates and evergreen in the tropics.  Stems, branches and petioles are armed with sharp spines and it has attractive fern-like foliage. It flowers throughout the year in the tropics and in late summer through autumn in frosty climates.

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$14.90 0 Seedling MT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Westringia - Wynyabbie Gem

Westringia - Wynyabbie Gem

Wynyabbie Gem is an attractive and hardy shrub that is well suited to coastal plantings as it is tolerant of salt sprays.  It is adaptable to a wide range of soil types and responds well to pruning.  Pretty pinky mauve flowers are produced throughout the year.

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$9.90 0 Cutting MT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Callistemon - Cherry Time

Callistemon Cherry TimeA medium weeping shrub with fine glossy leaves and bronze new growth. Vivid cherry coloured brushes flourish from spring to early summer, most attractive to Honey Eaters. Extremely frost hardy, suited to coastal gardens as well.

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Sweet Pea Bush

An evergreen, compact shrub bearing clusters of rich purple winged pea-like flowers over a long period from late spring through to autumn. Hardy in most garden positions, including coastal settings, it makes a colourful tub specimen or general garden shrub. Well drained soils important, as it does not like wet feet. A light trimming between flowering times will keep it dense.

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$9.90 0 Seedling MT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Alyxia ruscifolia - Prickly alyxia

Sometimes called a prickly alyxia due to the stiff prickly leaves. A rainforest plant from Wollongong. Attractive orange fruit. It is often seed used as a native alternative to the Murraya paniculata.
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Brunsfelsia - Dwarf yesterday, today, tomorrow

Excellent flowering hedge plant to 1 mtr. Masses of white and purple flowers in Spring. For 100% flowering do not prune after March.
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Conifer Cupressocyparis Leylandii GOLD RIDER

Conifer Cupressocyparis Leylandii GOLD RIDER

A dense, conical shaped conifer, reaching approx 4M in the first 10 years. The foliage is bright gold throughout the year provided it receives plenty of sun. A beautiful bright specimen or screen.

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$12.90 0 Seedling 140mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Conifer Cupressocyparis leylandii GOLDEN NUGGET

Conifer Cupressocyparis leylandii GOLDEN NUGGET

Compact and erect with lacy golden-yellow foliage, this Dutch selection will make a great hedge, specimen or edger.

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$12.90 0 Seedling 140mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Cordyline terminalis

Cordyline terminalis

This well known species is native to the polynesian islands, were its starchy rhizomes was a food source. It is a very common garden or house plant with its attractive long leaves. Very hardy.

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$1.95 0 Seedling FT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material
Cryptocarya laevigata - Glossy Laurel

Cryptocarya laevigata - Glossy Laurel

A native rainforest shrub appearing in subtropical rainforests north of Lismore. A highly ornamental tree with dark, glossy foliage and bunches of small, yellow flowers followed by striking bright-red fruit.

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$2.90 0 Seedling FT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Duranta repens - Golden

A dense, slightly pendulous branching shrub which will grow into a single trunked tree if pruned.  Pale mauve-blue flowers. When pruned and hedged this makes a very impressive golden hedge.
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Grevillea baileyana ( grafted )

grevillea baileyanaThis is a small tree with striking bronze backed leaves. It has white flowers in spring and early summer. The attractive foliage and flowers make this an excellent garden specimen.

Grows 5m high and 2-3 m wide.

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$29.00 0 Cutting 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Grevillea curviloba sub. sp. incurva ( Grafted )

Gre. curcilobaThis is quite a hardy grevillea which has a magnificient show of scented creamy white flowers in the spring and spot flowers throughout the growing season. It adapts well to most areas in Australia. Grevillea curviloba is best grafted as it tends to be quite weak on its own roots. Tip prune after flowering flush in the Spring or Autumn. It grows well as a standard grafted onto Grevillea robusta.

It grows 1m high and 3m wide.

Originates from Muchea WA.

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$29.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Grevillea decora ( Grafted )

Grev. decoraOne of the best grevilleas to grow as it flowers from April to August and it is an important source of food for birds in the winter months. New foliage is brown and its silver rusty foliage is very attractive year round. Prune it annually to keep it bushy and prevent wind damage.

Grows 2-5 m high and 2-4 m wide, frost hardy once established.

Originates from Queensland - Burra Range, Barcaldine, & the Great Dividing Range.

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$29.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Grevillea delta ( Grafted )

gre deltaThis beautiful grevillea will flower all year round. It is wonderful as a hedge and prunes very well. This is a low bush suitable for any garden. Prune lightly once a year. Highly attractive to small birds. Grows 1.5m high by 1.5m wide.

Originates from Mt Lesueur WA.

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$29.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Grevillea nudiflora ( Grafted )

Grevillea nudifloraThis beautiful grevillea flowers for most of the year. It is a wonderful ground cover and the birds love it. Lightly prune annually and remove any dead wood. Ideal for rockeries or as a filler in a sunny spot. It grows to 30cm high and 3m wide, suitable for most areas of Australia.

Originates from Albany WA

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$29.00 0 Grafted 165mm Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Loratapetulum Pink - Pink Fringe flower

The new leaves of this shrub are a shade of rosy burgundy and as they mature turn an olive bronze. The deep pink flowers occur in late winter and early spring. They have thin tassle-like petals giving them an almost spidery appearance.
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Mondo Grass

A popular ornamental plant often used in japanese gardens. The low growing grass is used for border and decorative planting. A low maintenance and very useful landscaping plant. Height 30cm.
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$1.95 0 Rhizome FT Email Me When Available Seeking Propagation Material

Plumbago auriculata - Plumbago

A low, mounding shrub that is useful as a foundation planting in sunny areas. Light blue flowers appear in cycles during warm months, providing a colour accent. Can be trained to climb. Suitable as a ground cover in mild areas. 2m
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Read the book called 'Grow what where,2750plants'from the local library. | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 13-Dec-2005

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Casuarina glauca is a good hedge plant. | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 20-Dec-2005

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I find for a medium hedge (to 3 metres) that you can't beat "Syzigium australe - "Select Form). The plant is not prone to psyllids like a lot of Lilly Pillies and the birds love the bright red fruits, plus the beautifil feathery white flowers are a joy. | Colin J Richardson - Macksville, NSW 17-Aug-2008
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