Screening & Hedging
Plants for screening and hedging aren’t restricted to any one plant family. There are options to suit any garden type and for almost any growing situation. As well as the ‘traditional’ hedging options, plants such as Heliconias, Bamboo, Palms and trees can all be used to provide a privacy barrier or to cover up unattractive structures such as fences, walls and water tanks.
Very popular in the city and suburbs
It is no exaggeration to say that screening and privacy plants are one of our best sellers. A large proportion of the questions we field in the nursery relate to these plants! With block sizes shrinking and houses getting taller and more tightly packed, plants for privacy screens are in high demand.
How to choose the right screening plant
There are many factors to consider when choosing a plant as a screen. As well as finding something that looks nice, you should also ensure that the chosen variety will suit its purpose and will thrive in the conditions available. You should also think about the ongoing care and maintenance. For example, are you physically able to prune a hedge 4m tall twice a year, and do you have the time? Below is a very quick guide on how to choose the right screening plant. For more information, drop into the nursery and have a chat to one of our staff.