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Planting Tips for Hedges

When selecting stock, consider the area that they are going into and the footprint that you have for the hedge when fully mature. Yearly maintenance is required to keep your hedge looking fabulous in the space you've allowed.

Photinia robusta

Red Leaf Photinia

This is a Photinia robusta used as an IPM screen in our nursery. It is a great tree for hedging because it is easily clipped into shape. Reddish leaves indicate new growth. These turn deep green when mature. Growing to 8 metres, plant 2.5 metres apart for a great, sustainable hedge. We have 30cm and 40cm material ready to go now.

Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Silver Song'

Pittosporum is a grow anywhere, do anything tree that is easily maintained as a clipped hedge or can be left as a free-flowing screen. Any of the varieties are great to clip due to their small foliage. The effect is softer too, probably due to their lighter foliage colour compared to Photinia or Syzygium. Most Pittosporum only grow 3 metres wide, so make sure to space material out no more than a metre. We stock a number of varieties suitable in sizes 30cm, 40cm and 50 litres.

Viburnum tinus


Viburnum tinus is another great variety for hedging and used extensively for this purpose over the years. Their new growth has the reddish colour maturing to a glossy deep green. Growing to 3 metres, plant material no more than 1 metre apart - or less for a quicker hedge! We have material ready in 30cm pots and 50 litre containers.

Syzygium australe 'ST2'

Lilly Pilly, Brush Cherry

This is a classic hedging line ideal for screens and hedges as it can be easily clipped into the height and shape you require. There is a glossy sheen to the leaves and foliage growth. For a formal hedge like this one to 8 metres tall, plant material between 2-2.5 metres apart. We have good numbers in 30cm, 40cm and 50 litre material.

Laurus nobilis

Bay Tree

While it may take a while to knit together, this is a classic upright growing, evergreen tree great for formal screening. The leaves are oval shaped off reddish brown branches. It is also ideal for topiary applications. Leaves are used in cooking too, so planting Bay Trees is both functional and practical! For a maximum 7 metre hedge, plant material no more than 2 metres apart. We have material growing on in 40cm containers

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