Lower-growing fine textured hedging plants:

  • Buxus sempervirens ‘Gold Tip’ – fast-growing form of common box with dark green leaves.
  • Buxus sempervirens ‘Suffructicosa’ – slow-growing form of common box with bright green leaves.
  • Lonicera nitida ((boxleaf honeysuckle) – small leaves forming a tight hedge, tiny white flowers.
  • Teucrium fruticans (shrubby germander) – grey foliage and mauve flowers.

Medium to tall fine textured hedging plants:

  • Abelia grandiflora – glossy dark-green leaves and white flowers.
  • Escallonia ‘White Knight’ (white flowers), White Profusion’ (white flowers), ‘Red Knight’ (red flowers), ‘Apple Blossom’ (pink flowers).
  • Pittosporum tenuifolium varieties (e.g. ‘Mountain Green’, ‘Silver Sheen, ‘Stephens Island’, ‘Wai-iti’, ‘Waimea’, ‘Wrinkle Blue’).
  • Corokia varieties (e.g. ‘Bronze King’, ‘Geenty’s Green’, ‘Frosted Chocolate’).

Medium to tall coarse textured hedging plants:

  • Griselinia littoralis (NZ broadleaf) and varieties such as ‘Ardmore Emerald’, ‘Broadway Mint’, ‘Canterbury’, ‘Variegata’ – large rounded shiny green leaves.
  • Olearia paniculata (akiraho) – green leaves with a silvery underside.
  • Pittosporum eugenioides (lemonwood) – longer pale-green leaves.
  • Prunus lusitanica (Portugal laurel) – large dark-green shiny leaves and sprays of white flowers.