Planting a hedge fence

Planting a hedge fence
  • Mar 13, 2018

Planting a hedge fence

Step 1 Measure the length of your desired fence.
You will need one tree for every 50 cm length. (depends on the tree - refer to a horticulturalist for what works in your area)

Step 2 Dig a trench slightly wider than the base of the pot.

Step 3 Loosen the soil and add planting mix

Step 4 Remove the tree from its pot, and plant firmly so the root base is about 3cm above the ground.

Step 5 Cover the base with soil, planting mix and lastly bark mulch.

Step 6 Water generously (especially during hot weather).


Tips from the pros

Gold Coast Garden Maintenance and Horticulturalist Edmund says the the frequency at which trimming should occur depends on the species of your hedge. On the Gold Coast this could be as often as every two weeks in peak growing season;  often this can be just a light "trim" to keep them in shape and optimum health as well as encourage further dense new growth.


A hedge offers privacy

A quality hedge can offer both security and privacy, shelter from the elements like strong winds and it looks great!

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Hedges less than 3 metres

Source: Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) 2019 Plant Selection Guide

Botanical name Common name
Acmena smithii LILLY PILLY
Austromyrtus dulcis MIDYIM
Babingtonia similis TWIGGY MYRTLE
Backhousia myrtifolia GREY MYRTLE
Banksia spinulosa HAIRPIN BANKSIA
Bursaria spinosa BLACK THORN
Citrus australasica FINGER LIME
Dodonaea viscosa STICKY HOP BUSH
Melaleuca bracteata BLACK TEA TREE
Melaleuca styphelioides PRICKLY-LEAVED TEA TREE
   

Hedges greater than 3 metres

Source: Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) 2019 Plant Selection Guide

Botanical name Common name
Acmena smithii LILLY PILLY
Acmena hemilampra BROAD-LEAVED LILLY PILLY
Acronychia oblongifolia COMMON ACRONYCHIA
Backhousia citriodora LEMON SCENTED MYRTLE
Callitris columellaris COASTAL CYPRESS PINE
Elaeocarpus reticulatus BLUEBERRY ASH
Melaleuca salicina WHITE BOTTLEBRUSH
Melaleuca linariifolia SNOW IN SUMMER
Melaleuca viminalis WEEPING BOTTLEBRUSH
Syzygium australe SCRUB CHERRY
Syzygium francisii GIANT WATER GUM
Syzygium luehmannii RIBERRY
Syzygium oleosum BLUE LILLY PILLY

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