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.

Small Hedges

(Less than 1 metre)

Low Hedges

(1 – 3 metres)

Screening Hedges

(3 – 5 metres)

Tall Hedges

(5 + metres)

Baeckea virgata dwarf
Callistemon ‘White Anzac’
Callistemon ‘Little John’
Correa spp
Kunzea ‘Snowman’
Leptospermum obovatum Dwarf
Melaleuca thymifolia
Prostanthera scutellarioides
Syzygium australe ‘Tiny Trev’
Westringia ‘Jervis Gem’

Acacia fimbriata dwarf
Acacia ‘Little Nugget’
Acmena smithii minor
Acmena smithii ‘Minipilly’
Baeckea virgata
Banksia ericifolia
Banksia ericifolia dwarf
Banksia marginata Bright
Banksia spinulosa
Bauera rubioides
Callistemon citrinus
Callistemon ‘Captain Cook’
Callistemon ‘Clearview White’
Callistemon pityoides
Callistemon subulatus
Callistemon ‘Wilderness White’
Grevillea ‘Forest Rambler’
Grevillea ‘John Evans’
Grevillea ‘Lady O’
Grevillea rosmarinifolia
Grevillea ‘Scarlet Sprite’
Grevillea parvula
Kunzea ambigua
Leptospermum ‘Daydream’
Leptospermum flavescens
‘Cardwell’ Leptospermum ‘Horizontalis’
Leptospermum juniperinum
Leptospermum ‘Lipstick’
Leptospermum obovatum
Leptospermum ‘Pageant’
Leptospermum polygalifolium
Leptospermum ‘Riot’
Leptospermum ‘Rudolph’
Melaleuca hypericifolia
Melaleuca squarrosa
Philotheca myoporoides
Prostanthera species
Westringia species

Acacia binervata
Acacia floribunda
Acmena smithii
Banksia ‘Giant Candles’
Bursaria spinosa
Callistemon ‘Candy Pink’
Callistemon ‘Dawson River’
Callistemon ‘Endeavour’
Callistemon ‘Mauve Mist’
Callistemon pallidus
Callistemon ‘Purple Pride’
Callistemon sieberi
Callistemon ‘Western Glory’
Dodonea viscosa purpurea
Grevillea barklyana
Grevillea ‘Clearview David’
Grevillea ‘Copper Rocket’
Grevillea hookeriana
Grevillea ‘Ivanhoe’
Leptospermum ‘Copper Glow’
Leptospermum lanigerum
Leptospermum morrisonii
Leptospermum petersonii
Melaleuca squarrosa
Tasmannia lanceolata
Telopea spp

Acacia fimbriata
Acacia melanoxylon
Acacia pravissima
Allocasuarina littoralis
Banksia marginata
Banksia serrata
Callistemon salignus
Callistemon viminalis
Casuarina cunninghamiana
Casuarina glauca
Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Hakea salicifolia
Melaleuca linariifolia
Melaleuca styphelioides