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7 Best Privacy Plants You Can Have In Your Garden

Mar 18, 2022

If you’re looking to add a little more privacy to your property, having privacy plants or trees and hedges is a great way to do so. The best privacy plants are beautiful, attract wildlife and provide your desired level of ‘screening’.

Here are 7 of the Best Privacy Plants to Have in your Yard

Lilly Pilly (Syzygium smithii)

Promoted in many nurseries as a main hedge, the Lilly Pilly has been one of the country’s most popular screening plants. They can grow from three to five metres tall, have glossy green leaves, colourful flowers, and produce edible maroon berries great to use in making jams. Lilly Pillys are hardy trees, good for growing throughout the Gold Coast, and when pruned frequently, can provide dense coverage.

Murraya (Murraya paniculata) 

Another common choice for screening plants across Australia is the Murraya, also known as Mock Orange, Orange Jasmine or Jessamine Orange. Murrayas are dense and respond well to trimming and pruning and they can grow up to four metres high relatively quickly. On the Gold Coast they tend to flower throughout the year, usually following rain. They like well drained soil and can suffer discolouration in leaves or die back if kept too wet.

Eumundi (Elaeocarpus Eumundi)

One of the best privacy trees for the Gold Coast region is the Eumundi. It’s a beautiful tree that grows excellently in coastal conditions. It can grow from 5-10 meters high, and its glossy leaves make it an attractive feature tree for homes, near buildings and other structures.

Hibiscus (Hibiscus Rosa-sinensis)

The Hibiscus is a widely grown tropical shrub on the Gold Coast. They are a tropical shrub with glossy evergreen foliage and produces an abundance of beautiful year-round blossoms in different colours. They are one of the best privacy plants as they can grow up to 7 metres high.

Golden Canes (Dypsis lutescens)

One of the most popular palms around, The Golden Cane is a multi stemmed tropical palm with long feathered green fronds. They have a clumping growth habitat and make luscious foliage. The potted type can be decorative indoor plants. Those growing outdoors thrive in moist, well drained soil and exposed to the sun. Mature Golden Canes can reach up to 10 metres tall, making them great screening plants.

Little Gem Magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora)

One of the best privacy plants that grow well in most parts of the country is the Little Gem Magnolia, also known as Dwarf Magnolia. It has glossy green leaves and produces pretty, white, perfumed flowers during spring and summer. The Little Gem Magnolia has a dense habit, is frost tolerant and can grow up four metres in height when planted in well draining soil and exposed to full sun or part shade.

Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Known for its hardiness, the Bottlebrush is another common choice for privacy plants in Australia. It’s relatively low maintenance and can thrive in most areas. They can also tolerate drought, damp conditions and even frost. The Bottlebrush can grow up to 10 metres in height, depending on the variety. It produces flowers with a unique bottlebrush shape and is attractive to nectar-feeding insects and birds.

Are You Looking For the Best Privacy Plants, for your Property? Contact Frontier Tree Services

Screening plants not only provide privacy to your garden, but they can add a boost of aesthetic appeal. To find the best privacy plants suited for your property and get tips on how to better care for them, please feel free to get in touch with us. 

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