Landscape & Garden Design
Jul 19, 2017 12:26 pm
We are looking to grow a 3m privacy screen along our fence line. Mixture of partial and full sun. Ideally something that drops as little leaf/flower waste as possible; will not have invasive roots; and can survive being within 2-3 metres of a salt pool. A fast grower preferred.
I have read many threads and posts on privacy screens.
I was about to purchase a mixture of pittosporum and lilly pilly and suddenly got second thoughts.
Pittosporum don't seem to survive well in the hot Perth sun.
Lilly pilly seem to have issues with pests.
Someone suggested a waxy leaf Indian Hawthorn but that flowers may cause an issue with the pool. Or Murraya Paniculata?
Also would a mixture of hedges work (eg red/green/silver) or just create more maintenance?
Re: Pool Side Privacy Screening Hedge for Perth Soils (3m)2
Jul 29, 2017 10:15 am
Metrosideros Springfire would do the job nicely. They do well in a range of conditions.
They do well in coastal areas ,grow quickly and have a small attractive red flower which attracts birds.
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How about citrus trees? They are evergreen, dense and don't have very invasive roots. Plus the blossoms smell great in spring and you can eat the fruit.
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