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Ruth
Medium_choysia Replacement for a hedge

We have Choisya ernate hedges which were planted in 2006. Parts are dying and I assume they are reaching the end of their life. Some parts are still vigorous a flower well. I have tried planting new small choisya but they fail to thrive and this year the grasshoppers stripped them. We live in the southern tablelands where any plant needs to be frost and drought tolerant and water is always scarce.
Any suggestions of what plant might fit in well with the remaining hedge?
Many thanks
Ruth

Submitted: 04:30PM, 28 Jan 2016
Answer: Hi Ruth,

Thank you for contacting us regarding your hedge, I am sorry that see the gap between plants. The possible reasons for your new planting is not thriving can be the combination of root competition and matured trees blocking sun lights.

There are other frost and drought tolerant hedging plants you can consider such as Viburnum tinus, Escallonia, Prunus laurocerasus, Euonymus. There could be different cultivars that show different growth and leaf variation which you will need to check with your local nurseries

Hope this information would help.

Answered: 03:14PM, 02 Feb 2016

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