Hedge plants offer the perfect solution for those seeking year-round privacy with minimal maintenance. These plants maintain their foliage all year long and create a dense, attractive barrier to shield the garden from noise pollution and prying eyes. In this post, we will look at some of the popular hedge plants you can add to your garden.
Syzygium australe Resilience
It is a native Australian plant that is perfectly suited for home gardens and landscapes. It is known for its resilience and ability to withstand various weather conditions and pests like psyllids. One of the most popular hedge plants, it has a reddish bronze new growth that turns into glossy green leaves, thus creating an attractive backdrop in any garden. The plant produces fluffy white flowers, which are followed by edible fruit.
Syzygium australe is a perfect plant for hedging. Their dense growth is ideal for creating privacy and can be pruned into the desired shape easily. Its glossy foliage and fluffy white flowers add beauty to the hedge. The plant requires minimal upkeep and is resilient to pests and weather conditions. This can save you time and effort, allowing you to enjoy your garden.
This is an evergreen shrub that grows at a slow rate, 1m by 1.5m. It is in leaf all year and flowers from April to May. The plant is monoecious and is pollinated by bees, flies, etc.The Japanese or little leaf box is a flowering plant in the box family found in Taiwan and Japan. It is a dwarf, evergreen shrub with an upright trunk.
Photinia Red Robin
This plant has become extremely popular in recent years. It can be used for a wide variety of situations, trimmed as a standard to give a tree-like shape to provide evergreen screening even above a 6 ft fence. Photinia red robin is a large-leafed evergreen, vigorous plant grown for its bright red colour of the young leaves that mature to glossy dark green. The plant does not grow well in shade or proximity to large and established trees.
They tend to be drawn and straggly when grown in shade. Excessively dry locations tend to stress them, thus making them drop more leaves than they otherwise would. They grow in a range of soil types. If there is sufficient organic matter, they can even grow in quite alkaline conditions. The plant has an upright and vigorous natural growth and produces new leaves at the tips of long upright stems.
This one is native to New Zealand and grows within the lower mountain forests and coastal areas of the North and South islands. The plant is commonly known as tawhiwhi. It is an evergreen shrub with a bushy and upright habit that provides year-round structural interest. It can reach up to 8m and is useful for many different planting options. It can be grown as a specimen plant, hedging or positioned in the back of a border. It can be clipped into various shapes like balls or domes.
Your selection of a perfect hedge plant can be influenced by various factors, like the desired height and the specific needs of your garden. So ensure that your choice meets your requirements and enhances your garden’s overall look.