Don’s Expert Answers: What hedge to plant near a salt pool

Question From:
Daniel in Royston park, Adelaide South Australia

Nature of problem:
What hedge to plant near a salt pool

Type of Plant (if known):
Bush christmas

Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself):

Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type:

How often do you water the plant:
Just planted weekly

How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day:

How long since you planted it:
1 week

Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when:
Yes when planted

Is the plant indoors or outdoors:

Is the plant in a pot or in the ground:
In ground

What other treatments have you given the plant:
None ne

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Other Comments:
I have a small garden bed 280mm wide x 7500mm long. Its about 300mm from my pool waters edge. I want a hedge plant that will cover my fence which is about 2200mm high. I have planted a lilly pilly bush christmas at around 400mm spacing i have planted 5 per 1900mm. Will the plant survive the salt walter being splashed from the pool. If not what hedge plant would be best suited there considering the small amont of space and sunlight it gets. The bush christmas was recommended but the more i research the more i think its the wrong choice. Can u advise if i should leave these plants and c how they go or change them to something that will tolerate the salt water. Pleas

Hi Daniel, They should be OK if you put a sprinkler system along the line with one sprinkler head per plant. The details that I really needed were the nature of the splash and how far it will be from the hedge etc etc. Normal, minor splash is usually fine. Don