Murraya Hedge Spacing | How Far Should You Space Them

The general guideline for spacing a murraya hedge is to plant them from about 1 to 3 feet (30 to 100 cm) apart. But that rule is too broad. Here are some things you need to take into consideration when spacing your murraya hedge.

Murraya Hedge Spacing
Murraya Hedge Spacing

Considerations for Spacing Your Murraya Hedge

When planting murraya as a hedge, you need to consider the type of murraya you will grow and for what purpose.

If you are planting for a low and compact murraya hedge, you will naturally use a smaller murraya variety. Therefore you will need to space them closer, about 1 foot (30 cm) apart.

If your purpose if for screening, that too is a consideration because you will likely plant a murraya that grows to a small tree of maybe about 10 feet (3 metres) tall. When planting these types of murraya for a hedge, the ideal spacing is about 2.5 feet (76 cm). You can keep them a little closer at about 2 feet (60 cm) if you want a denser screen.

Much taller murraya varieties for a tree line along walkways need to be planted about 3 to 3.5 feet (91 to 107 cm) apart.

Generally, murraya grows from a height of up to 10 feet (3 metres) while dwarf varieties grow up to 3 feet (1 metre). However, they can also grow up to 23 feet (7 metres).

Different varieties of murraya grow at different rates and sizes. Visit our guides for more information on the sizes and growth rate of murraya hedges.

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