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Selection, spacing & planting tips to help you hedge

So you’ve decided to plant a hedge or screen. Hedges tend to be a solid structure so you are looking for tightly foliaged trees, often smaller leaved trees that can be clipped easily to shape.  The screen is much softer, used for privacy...

Acmena smithii 'BWNFIR Firescreen PBR'

Creek Lilly Pilly

This is a fast growing shrub/small native tree with a slightly broader leaf than straight Acmena smithii and a semi pendulous, dense growth habit to ground level. The new growth is glossy and copper red in colour, maturing to mid green. Growing to 6 metres tall, plant 2 metres apart. If you want a 4 metre tall hedge, plant material 1.3m apart. It's easily clipped to the height required. Available now in 30cm and 40cm containers.

Syzygium australe 'AATS' PBR Pinnacle TM'

As the name suggests, this is a narrow growing Syzygium that is ideal for narrower places. Or you could use them to great affect like pencil pines, down a driveway or footpath. Growing 6 metres tall and 1 metre wide, i.e. more upright than out, you will need to plant these no more than a metre apart, closer if you are in a hurry!

Ficus microcarpa hillii 'Flash'

This tree is very popular for its thick foliage and suitability for instant hedging and screens. A small fast growing tree to 8m it has bulk and presence. Foliage consisting of different shades of green makes it a favourite among many landscapers. If you want maximum height at 8m, plant material 2.5m apart; for a 5m hedge, plant 1.6m apart, using the 3:1 rule. We have stock available 20cm, 30cm and 40cm.

Viburnum odoratissimum 'Awabuki'

Sweet Viburnum

This is a smaller shrub/tree growing approximately 3-4 metres tall. A shapely specimen in the right conditions, its large oval glossy leaves add significant bulk to its form. Fast growing it is perfect for hedging. We suggest planting no more than 1 metre apart for a thick hedge. Available now in 50 litre containers.


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