There are many plants that can be used as hedging plants. There is something for every site. Below is a list of the plants we think are the best for screening and hedging.
BUXUS sempervirens (English), japonica (Japanese) and microphylla x microphylla (Korean) English Box is a great plant for a formal hedge. Traditionally this is the type of Box used for topiaries. Japanese Box is a faster grower than the English and better to grow in Sydney and other somewhat humid areas. Korean Box is a small growing box with a more informal and 'shaggy' look to it.
CAMELLIA sasanqua - Very versatile with dark green glossy leaves. Will grow in full sun and part to even full shade. A great choice for those variable light spots in the garden.
CITRUS spp. - Although usually planted as individual trees Citrus can be planted as an interesting hedging alternative. Best grown in full sun in a warm spot in your garden.
ELAEAGNUS - Olive green, fast growing, insignificant small scented white flower.
FEIJOA sellowiana - Olive green foliage with lovely red flowers. Will bear a delicious fruit once established. Suitable for sunny spots in the garden.
PHOTINIA robusta- Glossy red/bronze new growth turning to green. Small white flowers in spring.
PHOTINIA Red Robin - Smaller growing, darker red new growth.
PITTOSPORUM - Very fast growing screening and hedging plant. Varieties include:
Green pillar - Lime green foliage up to 3 mtrs.
Silver sheen - darker green up to 6 mtrs.
Ivory sheen - Cream & green variegation
Golden sheen - Gold & green variegation.
Eugenioides variegatum - large green & white leaf.
Smaller growing varieties include Golf Ball and Hole in one.
TEUCRIUM fruticans - Fast growing low hedging plant with grey foliage and a small pale violet flower.
Other plants good for hedging include - Abelia, Carpinus, Escallonia, Lavender, Magnolia The Fairy and Scented Pearl, Rosemary, Spiraea, Viburnum & Westringia