Our experienced team at TreeWorks can order and plant your hedges at any height to create instant privacy. We have extensive tree planting expertise and regularly work with the ACT Government, the National Capital Authority, and at rural and domestic sites around Canberra, Yass, Bungendore, Jerrabomberra, Sutton etc. Give us a call on 1800 873 343 if you would like us to hedge your garden.
Reasons to hedge
- Improve security and privacy
- Reduce noise
- Add value to your property
- Add shade and reduce temperature
- Reduce glare
- Hide ugly buildings, sheds
- Hide neighbours
- Attract birds
Here’s a list of our go-to plants for Canberra for anyone wanting hedging in a hurry.
The best hedges to plant in Canberra
1. Portuguese Laurel (Portuguese laurel)
The Portuguese Laurel is dense and bushy with red-stalked and glossy dark-green leaves, and fragrant white flowers in late October/early November. This evergreen shrub or tree is an excellent hedging plant. It grows moderately fast and can be clipped to a formal shape or left unclipped for informal hedging. Height: 5m.
2. Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)
The Cherry Laurel is an excellent dense hedge with thick, glossy, dark green leaves, and small white flowers followed by black berries. This hedge attracts birds, is fast growing, frost hardy, and drought resistant. The Cherry Laurel should be grown in full sun with well-drained moist soil. Height: 6m.
3. Green Pillar Pittosporum (Pittosporum Green Pillar)
The Green Pillar Pittosporum is an evergreen, with new growth apple-green in colour. This fast-growing shrub likes moist (but not wet) soils in drier conditions, and can be clipped or kept loose as an informal hedge. It prefers sun to part shade. Height: 2m.
4. Evergreen Ash (Fraxinus griffithi)
This is an evergreen tree with small white flowers in mid spring followed by white winged seed. It is fast growing and frost hardy, tolerates moderate wind exposure, and is suitable for screen and windbreak plantings. The Evergreen Ash prefers a moist soil, and full sun to light shade. Height: 6m.
5. Photinia (Photinia robusta)
Photinias have small white flowers and large leaves which are bronze-red when young. It grows quickly and upright, and then fills out to be a great background hedge. Photinias are hardy and cope with most soil conditions. Height: 6m.
6. Viburnum tinus (Laurustinus)
This evergreen, bushy shrub has small pinkish-white flowers throughout late autumn to spring and good foliage from the ground up making it an excellent hedge or screen plant. It tolerates wind, light shade, drought, and frost. Height: 3m.
7. Leylandii Leighton Green Cypress (Cup. leylandii Leightons Green)
This is a dense tree of pyramidal habit with open growth when young but thickens with age. It is great for hedging and windbreaks, and very fast growing (1 metre a year). The Leylandii is hardy. Height: 20m.
8. Callistemon (bottlebrush)
The Callistemon varieties range from small shrubs to 3m in height. They have beautiful flowers and are a great choice for informal hedging because they are hardy, drought and frost resistant, and attract birds. They tolerate part shade to full sun.
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