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What are screening plants?

There are many types of plants you can choose to screen off your garden. By screening off we mean from neighbours, from the street or to create a space of privacy.

You could be looking for a dense hedge that is impossible to see through or something a little softer to just disguise.

Just take a look at these Heliconia's in less than 12 months.

Here is another project from Branching out with Viburnum odoratissimum ‘Emerald Lustre’. It will grow up to form a tight screen around this garden.

A dense, evergreen shrub. Fast growing and multi stemmed, it produces glossy, bright green leaves that mature to a rich, dark green colour. New growth is soft, copper bronze. Clusters of pale pink buds open to highly fragrant, white flowers in late spring to early summer and attract bees and birds. This is followed by red berries that ripen to a black colour. These berries are harmful if eaten. This shrub is an ideal choice for dense, privacy hedging.


Are you curious about a privacy screen plant for your home? Here are some more plants to choose from including some climbers:

  • Lilly Pilli

  • Murraya

  • Pittosporum Tenuifolims

  • Photinia Robusta

  • Little Gem magnolia

  • Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

  • Climbing roses

  • Climber – Jasmine

  • Climber – Hardenbergia

Naturally it is not a one size fits all solutions when choosing a screening plant.

Our landscape professionals take into account many factors when advising you on plant choice.

It is always vital to look at soil conditions, sun/shade, plus ongoing maintenance for you as a garden owner.

For example a Murraya hedge will need pruning 3 times each year and potentially some light pruning more regularly when it is getting established.

If you would like to speak to us about your landscaping needs, contact the team at Branching Out Co.


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