It is an evergreen climbing plant, growing to 20–30 m high where suitable surfaces (trees, cliffs, walls) are available, and also growing as ground cover where there are no vertical surfaces. It climbs by means of aerial rootlets which cling to the substrate.
The bark is first green, but soon after it becomes grey. Old branches are light grey with a finely furrowed bark. Buds are almost hidden by the leaf base, egg-shaped and bright green. Flowering occurs in September–October. The fruits are blue-black berries. The whole plant and the berries are slightly poisonous.
It can be troublesome in any garden, rapidly colonising hedges, trees and borders if not kept in check.
It requires consistently moist soil and can grow in any light environment from full sun to deep shade. Its natural habitat is forest or dense bush which is cool and cloud-covered for much of the year. It prefers well-drained or alkaline soils rich in nutrients and humus. In areas to which it has been introduced it may be a noxious weed or be invasive.
In the autumn its flowers are an important source of nectar for many insects, including the ivy bee Colletes hederae. The berries are a source of winter food for Common wood pigeons, thrushes, Common blackbirds and the Eurasian Blackcap. Some species of small bird use the niches it provides as nest sites.
Each panel measures 120cm Wide x 180cm High
Tip: The length of the Green Screen can be shortened with bolt cutters with units of 10 cm (the mesh width of the grid wire contains 10 cm)
• Instant privacy and greenery result
• Easy and fast to install
• Contributes to biodiversity
• Contributes to a healthy environment
• Improves air quality
• Reduces fine dust with 40 – 60%
• Contributes to the greening of urban areas
• Fully grown
• Available in different heights and types
• Certified sustainable production
• Can be planted throughout the year, except during frost periods
• Biodegradable pot made of coconut fibres
• Environmentally friendly
• High-quality fencing with 10 – year guarantee
The Mobilane Green Screen needs a humus rich soil suitable for planting shrubs. The trench must be at least 40 cm deep. The soil must be water permeable with good drainage. The soil must be free of debris and not have impermeable clay layers to allow the plant roots to grow down deep into the ground.
There should be no barriers (plastic sheets, concrete slabs for example) to prevent the establishment of a healthy root system. In cases where the soil is not rich in humus, a good quality compost should be added.
Watering, Pruning & Fertilising:
Don’t forget to look after your new hedge though. Depending on the season of planting, fertiliser will be needed. During the first year after planting, regular watering is also advised. The best pruning months are April/May and September/October.
- Screens of 220 cm height require 6 brackets per screen,
- Screens of 180 cm height require 4 brackets per screen,
- Screens of 100 cm height require 4 brackets per screen.
- Leave about 3 cm between the posts and the screen to allow the plant stems to swell between the iron grid of the screen and the posts.
- The measurements between the posts must adhere to a centre-to-centre distance of 130 to 132 cm.
- Please note that for the total length of the installation there is always at least one more post needed than the number of screens used.
This item is shipped direct and may take up to 14 days to arrive. A member of the Turfonline team will contact you to arrange an exact delivery date as soon as we have further information.