Hedging and screening plants
Native plants are becoming increasingly popular as hedges or screening plants. They need less water and are adapted to the harsh, hot conditions of the Australian climate. Many of the native plants suitable for hedging can establish and grow quite quickly, creating a strong design element and privacy where you need it.
State Flora grows and sells a large range of plants ideal for hedging and screening. Grevilleas are a good example. They are robust, quick-growing and make dense shrubs that respond well to pruning after flowering. By using Grevilleas you will also add colour and attract honey-eating birds. There are many different species, forms and cultivars to choose from. Here are some species we recommend:
- Grevillea `Flora Mason’ can reach 3 metres high. It is a vigorous dense plant, tolerant of most soils. The yellow and red spider flowers occur in winter.
- Grevillea olivaceae is a quick-growing shrub, 3-4 metres high. It is hardy and will even thrive in alkaline soils. You can choose from red, yellow or orange flowers.
- Grevillea pinaster is an old favourite, growing up to 3 metres high. It has bright green, pine-type foliage and masses of bright red spider flowers in winter and spring.