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I was wondering whether we can use citrus/ fruit trees as a hedge along back fence. June Roseville NSW

The fence is on our western boundary and has sun a fair part of day.

Submitted: 11:16AM, 07 Jul 2012
Answer: Hi June,
Citrus such as cumquat would be suitable to grow as a hedge as it responds well to regular pruning and is quite dense in its growth habit. Lemon trees would probably be too tall and sparse to provide a good hedge.

If privacy was not an issue then deciduous trees such as apples, pears and stone fruit could be espaliered against the fence. Ensure that two varieties are planted (cross pollination) for a good crop.

Prepare the garden bed prior to planting with blood and bone and ensure the soil drains well.

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Answered: 08:18AM, 10 Jul 2012

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