Are there hedging plants eg. Murraya, Cape Honeysuckle, leaves & shoots of which will not be eaten by possums?

I live in SA - locally we have an interminable possum problem. I am trying to establish a 20m hedge, to 4ms. Lilly pilly was suggested, but I fear that even if I hedge closely and avoid fruiting, the shoots will still be a tasty treat for the lovable marsupials that leave nothing unturned in their foraging. Perhaps the citrus / bitterness of Murraya is a better option or perhaps honeysuckle ?(again, avoiding flowers / fruit - as honeysuckle really says it all). Do you have any ideas please as I have been driven spare trying to outwit these possums. 15 or 20 mature plants will be an expensive loss. With regards, Barry P


30 April 2012 03:24 AM

Hi Barry,

I can only imagine how frustrating it must be for you in trying to establish a thriving hedge only to have it continually pruned back by possums. Yates has a wonderful new product available - Yates Possum Repellent Spray helps protect your precious plants by deterring possums from browsing on sprayed plants.
Contains a special combination of ingredients that help reduce possums browsing on plants.
Lasts for up to 7 days or more with regular re-treatment.
Can be used on ornamental and edible plants and has only a 1 day withholding period.
The formulation was developed by Professor Lynne Selwood and is protected by a patent granted to the University of Melbourne.

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