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.
All plants listed will grow in a sunny or partially shady position with any with special requirements being stated on the label.
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.
Eastern Cape Myrtle
Conifer Thuja orientalis Blue Cone
Syzgium paniculata - Magenta Cherry
Sweet Pea Bush
Acmena smithii - Dwarf Form
Alyxia ruscifolia - Prickly alyxia
Brunsfelsia - Dwarf yesterday, today, tomorrow
Conifer Cupressocyparis Leylandii GOLD RIDER
Conifer Cupressocyparis leylandii GOLDEN NUGGET
Duranta repens - Golden
Loratapetulum Pink - Pink Fringe flower
Plumbago auriculata - Plumbago
Customer Comments on Hedge Plants
Read the book called 'Grow what where,2750plants'from the local library. | Rolf - Bankstown, NSW 13-Dec-2005
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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