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The plants that are listed below are trees and shrubs that respond better to clipping into hedges than others. These tough hedging plants are used for protection, privacy screens and aesthetic value. If you wish to create a hedge which is really dense and... Read More
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Bamboo - Edible

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The fastest growing plant in the world, bamboo is an excellent and useful landscaping plant. It produces edible shoots and an endless supply of canes that can be used for a multiude of purposes around the garden.
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Conifer Trees

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The Latin name "conifer" means "to bear cones." Most but not all conifers have cones. Conifers are among the smallest, largest and oldest living woody plants known. 500 conifer species are distributed worldwide and are invaluable for their timber but also adapt well to the landscape. Conifers are highly attractive landscaping plants, they may be used in formal settings, for hedges and avenues, they range from prostrate weeping shrubs to tall elegant specimen trees. They are versatile and varied.
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Photinia Red Robin

$9.75 ($9.75-$14.75 choose a size)

Fast 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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Bamboo - Oldhamii

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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 deep green foliage that starts low on the smooth clumps 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.

Dwarf Olive- Bambalina PBR

$19.75 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

An Dwarf olive with a compact habit used primarily for evergreen hedging and screening. It is slow growing and easily maintained, making a beautiful addition to a landscape design. It bears small amounts of fruit and at maturity will reach 2-4m. It prefers a full sun position with free draining soil. Excellent as a hedge, border or for landscaping around a pool. Frost hardy and drought tolerant. A PBR variety and propagation is prohibited.
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Banksia - Hairpin

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

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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Banksia - Swamp

$3.95 ($3.95-$12.90 choose a size)

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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Lilly Pilly - Aussie Compact

$12.90 ($12.90-$14.75 choose a size)

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

$19.90 ($4.90-$19.90 choose a size)

The small leaved lilly pilly produces masses of red pear shaped fruit. Its handsome purple-red growth makes this lilly pilly one of the favourites as an Edible Hedge. The fruit exhibits a juicy but slightly acidic finish. Which is reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves. It is a very popular ingredient in wild-food dishes.
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Westringia - Jervis Gem

$14.90

Jervis 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.

Vetiver Grass - Monto

$17.90 ($17.90-$18.75 choose a size)

A non-invasive clumping type grass that does not produce viable seed. Excellent for erosion control as it produces a massive root system that grows straight down rather than out from the plant. It creates a sort of curtain beneath the soil, trapping sediment and slowing down the movement of water. Because the grass grows down instead of outward, it does not become invasive. The roots are very deep, so its best to decide carefully where to plant it because it is very hard to dig up. Watch this Youtube to show a great idea of hedging Vetiver and using it as mulch.
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Wattle - Cootamundra Purple

$14.75 ($4.90-$19.90 choose a size)

Plum coloured ferny new foliage and yellow pompom flowered large shrub suited to inland Australia. Golden wattle flower display in late winter and spring Tolerant of dry conditions and very attractive. Can be cut back hard to keep it rounded. Has been known to naturalise in bushland.
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Finger Lime- Judys Everbearing

$49.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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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Finger Lime - Jali Red

$39.00 ($24.90-$99.00 choose a size)

One of the largest of the Finger limes 8-12cm long. Bright pinkish-red vesicles are held inside a dark brown to maroon coloured skin. Good flavour and a high yielding variety.

Tamarind

$27.00 ($19.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Of all the fruit trees in the tropics the Tamarind fruit tree is the most widely distributed and appreciated as an ornamental. The sour and fruity taste merges well with the heat of chillies. It gives many South Indian dishes their hot and sour character and their dark colour. In India the tamarind is mostly combined with meat or legumes eg. lentils, chickpeas or beans. The pulp is sold dry and must be soaked before usage. Only the water is then added to the food. Alternatively tamarind extract may be used with the same effect. The tamarind is a slow growing but long lived tree reaching up to 30 metres. It is highly wind resistant with strong graceful branches with rough fissured bark. The fruits look like beans and are borne in great abundance along the new branches. They range from 5-20cm in length and can be from 2-3cm in diameter. The leaves, too, are edible and enjoyed in salads, curries and chutneys. They are known as Chinta chiguru on the Indian subcontinent where they are much loved

Finger Lime - Alstonville

$49.00 ($39.00-$49.00 choose a size)

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

Bay Tree - Baby Bay

$19.75

Baby Bay is a dwarf form of Bay Tree, with a handsome shape and perfect size for a growing in pots. Easily kept to 1m, it can be planted as a low hedge or miniature topiary due to its positive response to pruning. The leaves of the bay are used as a popular culinary seasoning used in all types of cooking. Suited to small herb gardens and loves full sun

White Kunzea

$14.75

Fine leaved, medium sized shrub, profusely bearing delicate white flowers through spring. Leaves are traditionally used as tea or strong spice for cooking. Prunes well and is adaptive to many soil types. It is well suited to gardens similar in climate to it's native East Coast range and regular trimming after flowering give the bush a more compact structure. Works well as a hedge or screen.

Tagasaste - Tree lucerne

$4.90 ($4.90-$18.75 choose a size)

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.

Dwarf Poinciana Barbados Pride

$19.75 ($18.90-$19.75 choose a size)

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.

Lilly Pilly - Magenta Cherry

$4.90 ($4.90-$18.90 choose a size)

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

Callistemon - Cherry Time

$14.75 ($2.90-$14.90 choose a size)

A 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.

Callistemon - Kings Park Special

$14.90 ($14.75-$14.90 choose a size)

Features 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.

Golden penda

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.75 choose a size)

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.

Native Wampee - Gregs

$14.75 ($4.95-$14.90 choose a size)

An evergreen shrub to 6m, native to eastern Australia where it is very rare. Leaves are lemon scented when crushed and form a dense canopy of shiny green foliage, white showy flowers followed by very attractive edible pale pinkish-white fruits.

Dwarf Brunfelsia - Yesterday Today Tomorrow

$18.75

A beautifully scented shrub with delightful shades of mauve flowers that fade to white. Perfect for cottage gardens, hedges, pots and patios. Thrives on humidity and perfects a frost-free garden. The scent is sweet and seductive.

Tiger Grass

$14.90 ($14.90-$14.90 choose a size)

Tiger Grass is well known for its similar look to bamboo, even though it is a giant clumping grass. It grows to around 3-4mtrs in height and cannot be trimmed shorter. It grows about 1m wide but can be planted closer than this for screening. Tiger Grass is fairly low maintenance and drought tolerant once established, though looks much better with regular water through dry periods.

Michelia - Mixed up Miss

$24.90 ($17.75-$24.90 choose a size)

A bushy evergreen shrub, it produces lovely brown furry flowers buds that open to reveal beautiful flowers to 7 cm that are white with a slight hint of pink. This plant is hardier than its parents. Full sun. Protect from hot coastal winds.

Lavender - French

$17.90 ($12.90-$17.90 choose a size)

A large, fast growing shrub that is sometimes referred to as ever-blooming Lavender, for best results prune back to under 1m including blooms. The large, colourful flower heads can be dried if picked before any of the little flowers turn brown.

Cupressus Castlewellan Gold

$17.90

A very hardy, large, dense growing conicle tree. Formal or informal hedging, Or specimen plant in garden. 7-8 m high X 3-4 m wide. Full sun, frost resistant. Responds well to pruning.

Dwarf Fountain Grass - Purple

$14.90

Dwarf form. Perfect for rockeries, pathways, slopes, native gardens. With bronzey purple leaves this hardy plant is an attractive addition to a range of garden designs. Seed is sterile, it is a clumping grass and requires minimal maintenance due to its compact size growing 0-50cm.

Callistemon Burgundy

$14.90

A dense, evergreen shrub to a height of 3m. The new tip growth is pink and densely covered with silky hairs. The bottle brushes are very dark red fading to deep purple/violet with age.

Grevillea decora ( Grafted )

$29.00

One 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.

Callistemon - Purple Splendour

$12.90

Medium 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.

Grevillea - Orange Marmalade

$12.90

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.

Lilly Pilly - Creek Dwarf Form

$2.95 ($2.95-$14.90 choose a size)

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. Full size is less then 1m.

Grevillea nudiflora ( Grafted )

$29.00

This 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

Grevillea Lana Maree

$32.00

A smaller sized deep pink flowered grevillea with a spreading habit perfect for rockeries and native gardens. Flowering most of the year it will brighten up your garden and attract many different birds and insects into the garden. Tolerant of light frosts. Grafted to increase hardiness.

Glossy Laurel

$9.90 ($3.95-$9.90 choose a size)

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

Heath Myrtle - miniature

$14.90

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

Ixora Sunkist

$14.90 ($14.75-$14.90 choose a size)

A compact form of Ixora, growing to 50cm in height with glossy green leaves and bearing vibrant red showy ball shaped clusters of flowers in the warmer months. Perfect for a low dense colourful hedge or border or mass planting of colour.

Prickly alyxia

$4.90

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. Non edible fruits.

Grevillea curviloba sub. sp. incurva ( Grafted )

$29.00

This 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.

Westringia fruticosa - Native Rosemary

$4.90 ($4.90-$14.90 choose a size)

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.

Grevillea - Just Rosy

$14.90

A medium sized bush with bright red bird attracting flowers. Tip prune the bush to keep it tidy and producing masses of these beautiful blooms. they are excellent cut flowers.

Abelia

$9.90

These beautiful ornamental shrubs provide 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. Most Abelia species have a densely bushy habit, often with slightly arching branches and small glossy leaves that taper to a fine point. The young foliage has bronze to golden tints that in some cultivars persist to maturity. From late summer, small, full-shaped to tubular, white to pink flowers smother the bushes. Some species have persistent reddish sepals that provide an additional ornamental feature after the flowers have faded.Although hardiness varies considerably, most abelias are not suitable in areas with severe winters. Plant in a position in sun or part-shade with moist, humus-rich, well-drained soil. Pruning should be undertaken to keep the plant looking tidy whilst maintaining its natural arching habit. Trim to shape in late winter or spring, removing the cane ends and also some of the basal shoots in order to allow room for new growth

Conifer Cupressocyparis leylandii GOLDEN NUGGET

$12.90

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

Conifer - Blue Cone

$11.90

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

Eastern Cape Myrtle

$9.90

Excellent dwarf hedging plant from South Africa, it has small glossy leaves and coppery new growth which makes it a perfect hedging plant which is easily maintained. It has small white flowers, followed by black edible berries. Resistant to Myrtle Rust

Sweet Pea Bush

$9.90

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.

Mondo Grass

$1.95

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.

Plumbago

$1.95

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

Duranta repens - Golden

$1.95

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.

Loratapetulum Pink - Pink Fringe flower

$1.95

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 tassel-like petals giving them an almost spidery appearance.

Grevillea baileyana ( grafted )

$29.00

This 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.

Photinia Rubens

$12.90

A finer leaf Photinia with ruby red new leaves and glossy dark green mature foliage. This is a lovely shrub, hedge or light screening plant. It can be regularly clipped for maximum colour or leave to enjoy the small white flowers.It is less dense then Photinia Red Robin.
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Photinia Red Robin

$9.75 ($9.75-$14.75 choose a size)

Fast 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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Bamboo - Oldhamii

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

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 deep green foliage that starts low on the smooth clumps 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.

Dwarf Olive- Bambalina PBR

$19.75 ($19.75-$24.00 choose a size)

An Dwarf olive with a compact habit used primarily for evergreen hedging and screening. It is slow growing and easily maintained, making a beautiful addition to a landscape design. It bears small amounts of fruit and at maturity will reach 2-4m. It prefers a full sun position with free draining soil. Excellent as a hedge, border or for landscaping around a pool. Frost hardy and drought tolerant. A PBR variety and propagation is prohibited.
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Banksia - Hairpin

$4.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

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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Bamboo - Gracilis

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Slender erect green culms that when exposed at base will reveal long green internodes that turn yellow when in contact with the sun. Gracilis is a very popular variety and for good reason. Its growth rate is rapid and can handle almost any growing conditions and soil types and still look spectacular. Also known as Slender Weaver Bamboo it has dense evergreen foliage that can be left low to the ground or pruned away to show of its many culms. Gracilis is a non-invasive tight clumper that can easily grow in a narrow boxed garden bed. The fresh new shoots are edible. Culms can be split in long lengths, are strong and thin walled making them ideal for use in handcrafts such as basket weaving, furniture making, and musical instruments to name a few.

Banksia - Swamp

$3.95 ($3.95-$12.90 choose a size)

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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Lilly Pilly - Aussie Compact

$12.90 ($12.90-$14.75 choose a size)

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

$19.90 ($4.90-$19.90 choose a size)

The small leaved lilly pilly produces masses of red pear shaped fruit. Its handsome purple-red growth makes this lilly pilly one of the favourites as an Edible Hedge. The fruit exhibits a juicy but slightly acidic finish. Which is reminiscent of cinnamon and cloves. It is a very popular ingredient in wild-food dishes.
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Westringia - Jervis Gem

$14.90

Jervis 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.

Vetiver Grass - Monto

$17.90 ($17.90-$18.75 choose a size)

A non-invasive clumping type grass that does not produce viable seed. Excellent for erosion control as it produces a massive root system that grows straight down rather than out from the plant. It creates a sort of curtain beneath the soil, trapping sediment and slowing down the movement of water. Because the grass grows down instead of outward, it does not become invasive. The roots are very deep, so its best to decide carefully where to plant it because it is very hard to dig up. Watch this Youtube to show a great idea of hedging Vetiver and using it as mulch.
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Hedge Plants Reviews & Tips

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Colin J Richardson
15y ago

Macksville, NSW, Australia

Hedge Plants

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.

Rolf
18y ago

Bankstown, NSW, Australia

Hedge Plants

Casuarina glauca is a good hedge plant.

Rolf
18y ago

Bankstown, NSW, Australia

Hedge Plants

Read the book called 'Grow what where,2750plants'from the local library.

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