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Hedge / Screening trees for privacy and security

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as stepping out into your garden, where you can find peace and solitude in private amongst nature. But this privacy can sometimes be taken away when the neighbours decide to build a 2nd storey and have windows looking into your property.

Do you build a higher wall or do you plant screening trees? We vote trees!! They will continue to grow and add value to your property in the long term.


There are various options available when it comes to choosing the correct screening tree for you. The below list with a rating of xx or xxx would be most beneficial to you but we would still recommend that you give us a call to discuss your individual needs.


In addition to privacy, most of us also like to feel safe and secure in our homes. Thorny trees are one of the best solutions to adding a secure barrier to your property whilst maintaining a natural environment (no barb-wire required!). The below list with ratings “x” will also give you an indication of tree species you can use for adding security to your property.


Give us a call to discuss further!


Hedges / Screening

xxx = Stands clipping well and forms a dense screen down to the ground

xx = Moderately suitable for use as a trimmed hedge

x = Rather indifferent as a hedge but makes a good barrier plant if sufficiently thorny



Botanical nameCommon nameTypeOriginHedge / Screen
Tarchonanthus camphoratusWild Camphor BushEvergreenIndigenousxxx
Viburnum tinusLaurustinus viburnumEvergreenExoticxxx
Brachylaena discolorCoast Silver OakEvergreenIndigenousxx
Callistemon viminalisWeeping BottlebrushEvergreenExoticxx
Camellia japonicaCamelliaEvergreenExoticxx
Ceratonia siliquaCarobEvergreenExoticxx
Cupressocyparis leylandiiLeyland CypressEvergreenExoticxx
Cupressus sempervirens Swane’s Gold EvergreenExoticxx
Cupressus sempervirens StrictaGraveyard CypressEvergreenExoticxx
Cupressus sempervirens Swane’s GoldSwane’s Gold EvergreenExoticxx
Curtisia dentataAssegaiEvergreenIndigenous xx
Diospyros whyteanaBladder-nutEvergreenIndigenousxx
Dodonaea angustifoliaSand OliveEvergreenIndigenousxx
Dodonaea angustifolia purpureaSand Olive PurpleEvergreenIndigenousxx
Dovyalis caffraKei-appleEvergreenIndigenousxx
Halleria lucidaTree FuchsiaEvergreenIndigenousxx
Hibiscus rosa-sinensisHibiscus Frilled pinkEvergreenExoticxx
Ilex mitisCape HollyEvergreenIndigenousxx
Metrosideros excelsaNew Zealand Christmas TreeEvergreenExoticxx
Olea africanaWild OliveEvergreenIndigenousxx
Olea europaeaFruit OliveEvergreenExoticxx
Pittosporum viridiflorumPittosporum CheesewoodEvergreenIndigenousxx
Schinus terebinthifoliusBrazillian PepperEvergreenExoticxx
Searsia chirindensisRed CurrentEvergreenIndigenousxx
Searsia pendulinaWhite KareeEvergreenIndigenousxx
Syzygium cordatumWater BerryEvergreenIndigenousxx
Syzygium guineenseWater PearEvergreenIndigenousxx
Syzygium paniculatumAustralian Brush-cherryEvergreenExoticxx
Viburnum sinensisSweet ViburnumEvergreenExoticxx
Afrocarpus falcatusOuteniqua YellowwoodEvergreenIndigenousx
Afrocarpus latifoliusReal YellowwoodEvergreenIndigenousx
Buddleja salviifoliaSagewoodEvergreenIndigenousx
Cinnamomum camphoraCamphor TreeEvergreenExoticx
Crataegus phaenopyrum Washington Hawthorn DeciduousExoticx
Harpephyllum caffrumWild PlumEvergreenIndigenousx
Kiggelaria africanaWild PeachEvergreenIndigenousx
Loxostylis alataTarwoodEvergreenIndigenousx
Podocarpus henkeliiHenkel YellowwoodEvergreenIndigenousx
Punica granatum ‘Bhagwa’PomegranateDeciduousExoticx
Searsia lanceaKarreeEvergreenIndigenousx
Vachellia karrooSweet ThornEvergreenIndigenousx


We contributed to the Prolandscaper May 2018 edition where they focussed on hedging in the Nurture section. Read more below.



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