As environmental awareness grows in our community, many popular hedging plants are becoming less popular. Many traditional hedging plants are now classified as environmental weeds and their use should be avoided.

Westringia fruticosa used formally to create impact and to blend a water tank and pump into the landscape
Westringia fruticosa used formally to create impact and to blend a water tank and pump into the landscape

At Wariapendi we believe hedging plants should look good, be sustainable, and provide ecological benefits.

Hedging plants are commonly used to provide privacy and to hide unsightly structures and other eyesores. They also provide a rich palette for creative designs.

Hedges can be formal or informal. Formal hedges require regular pruning to maintain vigor and function. They are usually planted closely in single rows.

Callistemon 'Endeavour' kept pruned to provide a low hedge
Callistemon ‘Endeavour’ kept pruned to provide a low hedge

Flowering cycles are generally disrupted by pruning, resulting in foliage-only displays. Informal hedges are usually planted with mixed species, have multiple layers and are planted at wider spacing to reduce maintenance. As flowering cycles are not interrupted by regular pruning, an abundance of flowers and birds can also be enjoyed.

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Small (Less then 1 metre)Low (1-3 metres)Screening (3-5 metres high)Tall (5+ metres)
Baeckea virgata dwarfAcacia fimbriata dwarfAcacia binervataAcacia fimbriata
Callistemon 'White Anzac'Acacia 'Little Nugget'Acacia floribundaAcacia melanoxylon
Callistemon 'Little John'Acmena smithii minorAcmena smithiiAcacia pravissima
Correa sppAcmena smithii 'Minipilly'Banksia 'Giant Candles'Allocasuarina littoralis
Kunzea SnowmanBaeckea virgataBursaria spinosaBanksia marginata
Leptospermum obovatum DwarfBanksia ericifoliaCallistemon 'Candy Pink'Banksia serrata
Melaleuca thymifoliaBanksia ericifolia dwarfCallistemon 'Dawson River'Callistemon salignus
Syzygium australe 'Tiny Trev'Banksia marginata BrightCallistemon 'Endeavour'Callistemon viminalis
Westringia 'Jervis Gem'Banksia spinulosaCallistemon 'Mauve Mist'Casuarina cunninghamiana
Bauera rubioidesCallistemon pallidusCasuarina glauca
Callistemon 'Captain Cook'Callistemon 'Purple Pride'Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Callistemon 'Clearview White'Callistemon 'Western Glory'Hakea salicifolia
Callistemon pityoidesDodonea viscosa purpureaMelaleuca linariifolia
Callistemon subulatusGrevillea barklyanaMelaleuca styphelioides
Callistemon 'Wilderness White'Grevillea 'Clearview David'Pittosporum undulatum
Grevillea 'Forest Rambler'Grevillea 'Copper Rocket'
Grevillea 'John Evans'Grevillea hookeriana
Grevillea 'Lady O'Grevillea 'Ivanhoe'
Grevillea rosmarinifoliaLeptospermum 'Copper Glow'
Grevillea 'Scarlet Sprite'Leptospermum lanigerum
Grevillea parvulaLeptospermum morrisonii
Kunzea ambiguaLeptospermum petersonii
Leptospermum 'Daydream'Melaleuca squarrosa
Leptospermum flavescens 'Cardwell'Tasmannia lanceolata
Leptospermum 'Horizontalis'Telopea spp
Leptospermum juniperinum
Leptospermum 'Lipstick'
Leptospermum obovatum
Leptospermum 'Pageant'
Leptospermum polygalifolium
Leptospermum 'Riot'
Leptospermum 'Rudolph'
Melaleuca hypericifolia
Melaleuca squarossa
Philotheca myoporoides
Prostanthera species
Westringia species

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