Sometimes, you’ll need to quickly fill an empty space in your garden, or you may need to screen off your neighbours or an ugly fence. You could put up something to do the job but why do that when you can plant fast growing plants that will take off in no time at all and create something absolutely beautiful that’s also cost effective? Here are some of the best fast growing plants that you can choose from. For planting tips or any other advice, visit your local nursery
. They’ll be only too happy to help.
Fast Growing Hedges
One of the most common reasons that people want fast growing plants is so that they can create a hedge that creates privacy, whether that’s from the neighbours or from passersby. In this case, you’ll want hedging plants that grow both quickly and densely. Some excellent specimens include lilly pilly, pittosporum, murraya, and the classic English box. Leighton’s Green conifers also grow quickly to form a great hedge.
Fast Growing Shrubs
If you’re not after anything particularly big but rather something that will grow quickly to establish your garden or to fill an ugly, empty space, fast growing shrubs are absolutely perfect. Some great examples of these include oleander (be careful, as this is toxic when eaten), lavender, plumbago, daisies, and impatiens. Bamboo is perhaps the best known fast growing shrub or small tree and it will shoot up practically before your very eyes. However, you should always choose clumping bamboos over running bamboos or you’ll soon find that your bamboo is going wild and is near impossible to control.
Fast Growing Trees
There is nothing like having your very own majestic tree in the backyard or garden but it can be frustrating waiting years and years for your tree to get a decent height. Selecting a fast growing species will take the wait away and you’ll have a tree that’s a great height within just a couple of years. Some popular fast growing trees in Australia include jacaranda, wattles, bottlebrushes, grevilleas, tea trees, and eucalypts.
Fast Growing Climbers
If climbing plants are more your thing, there are plenty for you to choose from. Some of the most popular include jasmine, star jasmine, bougainvilleas, trumpet vine, and ivy geranium.