Do you want to grow a Hedge or Screen but don't want the maintenance? Maybe you have an investment property that you wish to plant out but don't want to rely on the tenants to keep neat and tidy. Maybe you are tired of maintaining the garden. Maybe you have a pool area you wish to screen but don't want leaves dropping into the pool when time for pruning.
Here are our top picks for NO to LOW maintenance trees for Hedging and Screening:
MAGNOLIAS - MAGNOLIA LITTLE GEM, MAGNOLIA TEDDY BEAR, MAGNOLIA VULCAN, MAGOLIA KAY PARRIS
Any variety of the Magnolias will do the job. They work as beautiful stand alone feature trees or plant them in a row and create a stunning screen. Plant them closer together to form a hedge.
PENCIL PINE CONIFERS - CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS GLAUCA
These beauties grow in a column like form and are slender and tall creating a very impressive screen with no maintenance required. Just let them go and they will reach for the stars growing up to 15m tall in ideal conditions and over a long period of time and 0.5m wide. Plant them close together to form a screen.
JUNIPERUS SPARTAN CONIFERS
These grow slightly wider and will create more of a hedge than the Pencil Pines will do. They also grow in a column like form but fatter and shorter than the Pencil Pines, reaching heights of 4-6m and 1m wide. Also no pruning or maintenance necessary, just let them go and they will keep a beautiful form.
A very pretty tree that grows on a column like structure, tapering at the bottom to more slender at the top. Its foliage constantly flushing with beautiful shades of deep green, bronze and redish new growth. Reaching heights of 8-10m tall they will create the perfect screen.