Looking for a hedge that's not too small and not too high, but just right? Here's a list of popular plants that are perfectly suited to create hedges about one metre high.

Perfect plants for a one metre high hedge

Buxus microphylla japonica

If you're wanting your new hedge to fill in fast Buxus microphylla japonica is a great option for you. This fast-growing shrub has dark green, glossy foliage and a compact, dense growing habit.

Ideal for gardens with a formal style and also for topiary.

Buxus microphylla japonica can be planted in the ground or in containers and tolerates frost.

Botanical name: Buxus microphylla japonica

Common name: Japanese box

Height:  up to 2 metres

Width: 1 metre

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Caring tips

Buxus responds well to regular, light pruning to keep it dense and in the desired shape.

Use an organic, slow-release fertiliser twice a year and a liquid fertiliser every two months.

Sizes available instore

120mm; 190mm; 250mm; and 300mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Buxus microphylla micro

Buxus microphylla micro tends to grow lower than japonica and has softer and more narrow foliage. This plant is also a great choice for formal gardens and topiary, but there's a softness around the edges.

This shrub also has dark green foliage and a compact, dense growing habit.

Buxus microphylla micro can be planted in the ground or in containers and tolerates frost.

Botanical name: Buxus microphylla micro

Common name: Korean box

Height: 1 metre

Width: 180 centrimetres

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Caring tips

Buxus responds well to regular, light pruning to keep it dense and in the desired shape.

Use an organic, slow release fertiliser twice a year and a liquid fertiliser every two months.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Westringia fruticosa

You've probably noticed this hardy shrub on walks along the coast. It's a great choice for native gardens, exposed spots and coastal areas, because it can handle the wind and salt. It's also frost-hardy.

It has narrow, grey-green, rosemary-like leaves and white to light mauve flowers year round.

Growth is dense, making it an excellent hedging and topiary plant.

Botanical name: Westringia fruticosa

Common name: Native rosemary, coastal rosemary

Height: up to 2 metres

Width: up to 1.5 metres

Ideal spot

Westringia fruticosa will thrive in a full-sun, open aspect but will also tolerate part shade.

Plant in most soils and it will accept periods of dryness.

Caring tips

Responds well to regular, light pruning to keep it dense and to shape.

Feed with an organic, slow-release fertiliser once a year and a light application of blood and bone in winter.

Sizes available instore

200mm; 250mm; and 300mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Buxus sempervirens

A traditional hedging favourite, Buxus sempervirens is slower-growing that other buxus, but also lower-maintenance when it comes to pruning.

This shrub also has dark green foliage and a compact, dense growing habit.

As with other buxus varieties, sempervirens suits formal-style gardens and is used for topiary.

Buxus sempervirens can be planted in the ground or in containers and tolerates frost.

Botanical name: Buxus sempervirens

Common name: English box

Height: up to 2 metres

Width: up to 2 metres

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun or part shade in moist, well-drained soil.

Caring tips

Buxus responds well to regular, light pruning to keep dense and in desired shape.

Use an organic, slow-release fertiliser twice a year and a liquid fertiliser every two months.

Sizes available instore

190mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Gardenia florida

This is a hedging plant to impress with silky white flowers that have an incredible fragrance that will spread neighbourhood cheer.

Gardenia florida has glossy, green foliage and its large, double white flowers put on a show in spring and summer.

Botanical name: Gardenia florida

Common name: Gardenia

Height: 1.2 metres

Width: 1 metre

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun or part shade.

Caring tips

Keep moist but not wet.

Responds well to regular light pruning to keep it bushy and in the desired shape.

Fertilise with an organic slow-release fertiliser high in Potassium between September and April.

Sizes available instore

120mm; 190mm; 250mm; and 300mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Pittosporum tenuifolium Golfball

This small-growing pittosporum has become an Australian backyard favourite because it doesn't need trimming or pruning. The shiny green foliage cleverly keeps it shape!

An excellent hedge or border plant with naturally dense, hardy and fast-growing foliage.

Botanical name: Pittosporum tenuifolium Golfball

Common name: Pittosporum 'golfball'

Height: up to 80 centimetres

Width: up to 80 centimetres

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun or part shade in well-drained soil.

Caring tips

Water requirements are low once established.

Use a general purpose, slow-release fertiliser twice yearly.

Sizes available instore

200mm and 300mm pots.

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Rhaphiolepis indica

This shrub is a rising star, particularly popular in coastal areas. It is a dense, hardy shrub which tolerates wind, salt and light frost.

Foliage is dark, green and leathery. In winter and spring, stunning white and pink, star-shaped flowers appear that mature to dark blue berries in summer.

Rhaphiolepis indica is a slower growing shrub which means lower maintenance for you!

Botanical name: Rhaphiolepis indica

Common names: Snow maiden, Indian hawthorn

Height: 75 centimetres

Width: 50 centimetres

Ideal spot

Plant in full sun. Will grow in most soils.

Caring tips

Responds well to regular, light pruning.

Avoid pruning during winter when flowers are budding.

Sizes available instore

200mm pots.

Large sizes available on request.

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Looking for a taller hedge? Check out this list of hedging plants over two metres tall.

Want to learn the difference between formal and informal hedging? We've got you covered with this article.

Need help to find the perfect hedging plant for your garden? Visit your local Flower Power Garden Centre to speak to our expert staff.