If you look at as many hedges as we do while you’re out and about, you will find one of these plants being used. They’re not commonly used as hedges for a number of reasons. Abelia and Plumbago require lots of pruning to maintain shape. Camellias take a while longer to form a hedge. We’ve tried to illustrate the reasons why for each plant.
It’s going to be a different story in different parts of the country: Hibiscus, for example, will be more commonly used as a hedge in the north of Australia. Westringia may be more commonly used on the Victorian coast. Tell us about what you’ve seen and send us some photos while you’re at it.
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