Living on the side of an old volcano in the western goldfields area of Victoria, we have beautiful views, but with these come incredible howling winds. I’m trying to select tough, fast growing plants to reduce these, have highly reactive clay soil that cracks up in the summer and temperatures ranging between 42 to about minus 2 degrees. I’m not keen on anything highly flammable or poisonous as there is livestock surrounding our property.
Blackwoods are doing well, but I also need shrubs and other plantings. Any suggestions greatly appreciated.