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jham66 starts with ...
Hi,
My wife and I have been trying to find a tree suitable for planting as a screening tree.

We don't mind if it is fruiting or not, but would like it to attract wildlife and preferably bees.

It needs to be quite dense, grow to 5m, be quite wide also (there is a powerline near by). We are in a subtropical climate and rarely see frost. Needs to be relatively fast growing, evergreen and drought hardy would be a bonus. We have clay soil.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance 😁
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jham66
Ipswich
15th September 2019 1:57pm
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denise1 says...
The grumichama makes a dense screen though a bit slow. It can be kept at 2 to 3 meters tall and the flowers attract pollenating insects. The fruit are nearly as good as cherries. Plant maybe 1.2 to 1.4 meters apart. They are evergreen.
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auckland NZ
16th September 2019 8:42pm
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Julie says...
Pittosporum Screen Master is an excellent dense screening shrub. While not a tree, it can grow to 5 metres, and is quite fast growing. It's an attractive looking plant too, but it doesn't flower.
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Roleystone WA
16th September 2019 9:32pm
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Pauline Staff of Daley's Nursery says...
I love lilly pilly for a hedge, its evergreen, tough and you can eat the fruit. Magenta and brush cherry are the nicest. Also feijoa makes an attractive hedge, not as dense as others, but they aren't tall so pruning the tops is not such a constant job.
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Kyogle
17th September 2019 3:05pm
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Marmot1 says...
Flying dragon, good for clay soil and also a trouble for intruders
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CASULA,2170,NSW
17th September 2019 3:33pm
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jham66 says...
Ok, thanks. I have some plants to look into. I do have a grumichama in a wicking barrel, I could move that one out, but it has been slow growing!The council offered a 200L plant of my choosing for the spot, after they had to remove a tree from the front of our property for a bike path. So I may be able to get something that has had a bit of a head start.
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