Add Privacy & Personality with Hedging

13 Mar, 2024

If you've been thinking about adding a hedge to your garden, now is the best time to get planting. Planting in autumn allows your hedging to get fully settled in before the cold of winter.


When planting your hedging, consider how quickly you would like to see results. By planting closer together, you will achieve an established hedge more quickly, whereas planting them further apart means it'll take a little more time. The best spot for your hedge will depend on which type of hedging you choose, so make sure to check out the specific growing preferences of your hedging variety before planting.


Before planting, enrich your soil with nutrients by adding Kings Compost and Kings Sheep Pellets. If your soil is clay-based, we would recommend adding Claybreaker Gypsum to give your hedge the best start. If you are working with larger plants, be sure to stake them while their roots get established.


Consider how the plant is already growing before planting. Place your plant so the bushier side is facing towards the next plant, as this will help your hedge to fill in more quickly. Once you're finished planting give your hedge a deep watering to help them settle in.

Our Top Varieties

Here are some of our favourite hedging options this season, all ready to thrive in your Auckland garden.

Ficus Tuffi

A popular, fast-growing species of hedging, ficus tuffi has bright emerald green foliage that darkens with age. Space no closer than 50cm apart to ensure your hedge forms quickly and healthily

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This New Zealand native hedging plant is available in a variety of colours, including bright greens silver and even chocolate foliage. Space 30-50cm apart depending on the variety

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A hardy and adaptable New Zealand native that is great for providing privacy. With glossy, evergreen foliage, this specimen will look great in any garden style. Space 75cm apart.

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With so many different varieties to choose from, these native plants are great for screening. From small and rounded to ones with crinkled foliage, theres a pittosporum to suit any garden. Space 75cm apart.

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