Hedge Heights

Hedge Plants all have different characteristics, heights and landscaping uses vary greatly.

Growing a privet hedge plants can provide an evergreen hedge that can provide privacy from both neighbours and the street. Low growing hedge plants can act as borders along pathways or in the garden itself.

Often when we think if hedge plants we think of a Privet Hedge, a Cypress Hedge or a low growing Buxus or ‘Box’ hedge however lots of alternatives exist, we look at some different hedge plants.

Growth rate will depend on climate, soil and conditions, so consult a local nursery for expert advice.

Hedging Plant Heights

All heights are approximate and will depend on the soil, climate and in many cases the variety or cultivar.

  1. Pinus radiata.
    Monterey pine. Often found in coastal areas, will grow to 5m plus.
  2. Cupressocyparis leylandii
    Will grow to 10m
  3. Acmena smithii -Lilly Pilly
    Will grow to 5m
  4. Plumbago capensis – Cape Plumbago
    Will grow 2 to 3 m
  5. Viburnum tinus
    Will gow to 3 – 4m
  6. Photinia Robusta
    Will gow to 5m
  7. Crataegus monogyna – Hawthorn
    Will grow to 1-3m, prickly and dense
  8. Pittosporum tenufolium
    Will grow to 3-4m. Also Pittosporum eugenioides and Pittosporum crassifolium
  9. Abelia grandiflora
    Will grow to 2-3m, flowering evergreen hedge.
  10. Choisya ternata – Mexican orange blossom
    Will grow 2-3m flowering, evergreen hedge.
  11. Eucryphia x nymansensis
    ‘Will grow 2-4m,flowering, evergreen hedge.
  12. Hebe hedge.
    Low growing 1-3m. Flowering, evergreen hedge.
  13. Ilex aquifolium
    Will grow 2-5m, easily clipped.
  14. Buxus sempervirens – box hedge
    Will grow 0.4 – 5m and is shade tolerant.
  15. Lavandula angustifolia – English lavender
    Will grow 0.4-1m flowering and scented.
  16. Santolina chamaecyparis – cotton lavender.
    Low growing, scented, drought tolerant.

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