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A feijoa hedge has some great advantages

June 7, 2013

Three years ago, rather than replace our small picket fence with something higher, for more privacy I decided to plant a Feijoa hedge. Its been remarkably successful and has become a bit of a talking point in our neighbourhood. Feijoas have attractive foliage and pretty pohutukawa-like flowers in the summer… And then come autumn we had the pleasure of a lot of fruit.

I’ve planted several different varieties so that all the fruit doesn’t come at once. I’d recommend Unique (self fertile) , Anatoki and Waignaro as having done particularly well for me- but your local plant shop can probably give advice for your specific location.

They grow well in coastal areas such as Wellington, are tolerant of most soil conditions, will cope with wind and slight frosts, but do need sun!! My other secret is plenty of worm castings from my worm farm- more about that in a later post…

Feijoa 2


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