Our Top Screening Plants 2019-04-11T01:52:13+00:00

Project Description

Our Top Screening Trees

Almost every garden requires an element of screening.

Whether for privacy, security or to block unsightly or offensive neighbouring structures.

Botanix Plant Supply grow a large range of screening trees and hedging plants suitable for all applications.



Acmena ‘Neat n’ Narrow’

This selection of Acmena has a natural upright columnar habit and retains dense growth along the length of it’s trunk.

Suitable for narrow situations including side paths, planterboxes and small courtyards.

‘Neat n’ Narrow’ is a reliable performer, and we look forward to seeing this cultivar used more extensively.


Olea var.

Many would never consider olives for screening  however they respond very well to trimming and form dense hedges.

There’s no denying olives are tough.  They are suitable for coastal gardens, and water-wise landscapes where an alternative to native shrubs are desired.


Laurus nobilis

The trusty bay tree. Again, a tough plant.

Like Olives, Bay trees are tolerant of salt spray making them suitable for coastal situations as well dry and mediterranean style gardens.

The aromatic foliage is an added bonus and has culinary uses. We grow a number of varieties including ‘Miles Choice’ which has a more upright habit lending it self to as a narrow hedging solution. We have seen them used along the edges of pools providing a dense evergreen backdrop to hide the neighbours.


Backhousia citriodora

The Lemon Myrtle – Backhousia citriodora is a great native subtropical / tropical shrub suited to protected areas in the southern states. The scented evergreen foliage responds well to clipping and like Bay Trees has culinary uses.

Large clusters of white flowers are also a feature and can be used in honey production.

We believe Lemon Myrtles are an under-utilised screening plant and can work in native style gardens or with its lush foliage; blend seamlessly into a more exotic planting palette.


Eleocarpus sp. 

We grow a range of Eleocarpus including reticulatus and eumundi species.

Elaeocarpus  are native evergreen trees which make for fabulous formal or informal screening.

Their tall, upright and dense habits make them natural options for screening. however these plants are also very responsive to clipping. After pruning they re-sprout thickly.

Flushes of bronze coloured new growth and white to pink flowers are an added bonus.


Waterhousia floribunda

Waterhousia or Weeping Lily Pilly is a large native evergreen tree which has found a place in the home garden as both a shade tree and a reliable large screening option.

The pendulous foliage always looks lush, making it a suitable option as a backdrop plant where space permits.

A quick grower; waterhousia can be used where instant or near instant screening is desired.



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