More Barrier Plants

In response to Niall’s post on Zulu Barbwiremol-d

I am reliant on natural vegetation as my only form of defense, the wire fences having been stolen many years back. The hedgerows are admittedly quite wide, 2 – 4 meters, but are filled with many thorny plants that provide us with impenetrable barriers. Here are some effective plants to use. Dovyalis caffra, Dovyalis longispina, Gymnosporia buxifolia (any Gymnosporia in fact), Carissa marcrocarpa and the vicious, fast growing Scutia myrtina.

Lorraine Solomon
lorraine@kumbulanursery.co.za www.kumbulanursery.co.za

2 Responses to More Barrier Plants

  1. Viv February 6, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    What area are you in? are these hardy against frost? Thanks for the info – much appreciated.

  2. Niall February 6, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    this is pretty awesome … and som much more attractive than barbwire!

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