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Screening Shrubs for Full Sun areas of your Garden

Friday, April 20, 2018 | Regina Downes | Comments (0)

Pictured above-Murraya Paniculata

Have you a hot sunny area in your garden that you would like to screen, create privacy, block out the neighbours or even hide an ugly fence? There are lots of Tropical growing shrubs that have proven ideal to do this very job!

The majority of the shrubs listed below do best with full sun ALL DAY, if they do not get full sun for most or all of the day they may start growing at an angle, chasing the sun and or not produce flowers.

Full Sun screening Shrubs
  • Murraya Painculata (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Radermachera summerscent (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Calathea lutea (Cigar Plant)
  • Bamboo golden goddess, B.timor black, B. buddhas belly (clumping so no invasive-can be hedged)
  • Ixora superking (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Pictured below-Ixora Superking

  • Thysanolaena maxima (tiger grass)
  • Duranta geisha girl (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Costus stenophyllus (Bamboo ginger-not a true bamboo)
  • Alocasia marrohiza (Giant elephant ear)
  • Melaleuca revolution gold (can be pruned to keep at desired height)


Picture above-Calathea Lutea (Cigar plant)

  • Leea Rubra
  • Syzygium species (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Hibiscus snow flake/roseflake (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Hibiscus rose of Sharon (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Dracaena angustifolia

Pictures below-Plumeria pudica (ever lasting love)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Codieaum species (crotons) (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Callistemon Kings park special, C. candy pink, C. roseopal
  • Plumeria pudica (everlasting love)
  • Mussanenda species (White, Pink & Red) (can be pruned to keep at desired height)
  • Pseuderanthmum purple, green, yellow etc. (can be pruned to keep at desired height)

 

Most of the above screening shrubs can be hedged or pruned to keep at a desired height. To ensure your shrubs stay bushy and create a good screen annually, always give your shrubby plants a haircut (trim) before the wet arrives each year (Oct/Sept) build up time. You do not have to do this, but it will ensure you get the best out of your screening plants.

 


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