Wholesale Plants - Native Hedging Plants

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Here is a selection of native plants suitable for hedging or screening.

Westringia fruticosa Wynyabbie Gem

Coastal Rosemary >> Westringia fruticosa 'Wynyabbie Gem'

A super hedging plant that can be hard pruned and shaped.  Wynyabbie Gem is one of the more popular forms, but there are many other varieties to consider including Jervis Gem, Cadabra and Aussie Box. Hardy and tolerant of a variety of soils. A good one for coastal gardens.

Height: 1.5m Width: 1.5m
Form: Rounded shrub  
Foliage: Dark green leaves on upright attractive dark red stems
Flowers:  Small mauve pea-like flowers appearing in later winter/early spring

Dodonaea viscosa Purpurea

Purple Leafed Dodonaea >>Dodonaea viscosa 'Purpurea'

The Purple Leafed Dodonaea makes an eye catching wall of burgundy when planted as a screen or hedge. It’s great for coastal sites, and a good plant for reducing soil erosion.
Height: 3m Width: 1.5m

Form: Conical habit  Foliage: Slender purple leaves
Flowers:  Insignificant flowers, followed by purple seeds

Callistemon citrinus x viminalis King's Park Special

Bottlebrush >> Callistemon citrinus x viminalis 'King's Park Special'

This reliable shrub has been used widely by councils in street tree and highway plantings due to its adaptability to a wide variety of soils (including wet sites). It also makes a great sound barrier, has good screening properties and it attracts native birds.
Height: 5m Width: 4m

Form: Rounded dense shrub/small tree with pendulous branches 
Foliage: Smooth slender dark green leaves with a spiky tip
Flowers:  Crimson coloured bottle brushes in summer and will appear sporadically in autumn also

Acmena smithii Minor

Lily Pilly >> Acmena smithii 'Minor'

Great for topiary and formal hedging, this clips really well to form a neat, dense hedge. Frost hardy and fairly drought tolerant once established, but best with a bit of extra water on hot days.
Height: 3m Width: 1.5m
Form: Dense upright shrub 
Foliage: Small glossy green leaves, new growth copper coloured.
Flowers:  Fluffy cream coloured flowers that appear from spring through to summer, followed by purple fleshy berries. To avoid berries developing, trim off flower buds.

Correa alba

Coastal Correa >> Correa alba

A fantastic plant used widely in public spaces due to its ease of manageability and hardiness. It grows well in coastal sites, and prefers a well drained soil. Shear after flowering to keep dense. Can be clipped into shapes and will tolerate part shade.
Height: 1.5m Width: 1m
Form: Dense shrub
Foliage: Small rounded pale green/grey leaves
Flowers:  Small white star-shaped flowers in late winter and spring  

Leptospermum obovatum Starry Night

Purple Tea Tree >> Leptospermum obovatum 'Starry Night'

With its burgundy foliage and soft weeping habit this shrub/tree makes a welcome addition to gardens. Bird and butterfly attracting, it will grow in coastal conditions and is drought hardy once well established.

Height: 2.5m Width: 2m
Form: Rounded weeping shrub 
Foliage: Small burgundy leaves

Flowers:  Pretty white flowers appear in masses in spring and summer