Shrubs suitable as privacy screen


Old 10-17-04, 10:30 AM
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Smile Shrubs suitable as privacy screen

We would like to plant shrubs along our property line for privacy and to screen out the view next door. We live in zone 6. There are several large old trees that we don't want to loose, so the area is mostly in shade. I would like something that grows tall fairly quickly and, if possible, stays green year round. My friend told me I was looking for the impossible for our area. We would really appreciate any ideas anyone might want to share.

Thank you in advance.
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Old 10-17-04, 10:37 AM
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Hello amcs1164

Sounds like a pretty tall (no pun intended ) order... Possibly something in the peashrub (Caragana) or yew (Taxus) might fit the bill...

I'm going to move your post over to the Gardening Forum where I'm confident that others will be able to add to the list of possibilities

Old 10-17-04, 10:44 AM
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There are many varieties of shrubs that will grow in your zone. One of the holly varieties may work for your needs. Another thing to consider may be bamboo (clumping variety). You can get a lot of very useful information from your local county extension office or from a local or close gardening club. Your local nursery may also provide information.
Old 10-21-04, 05:59 AM
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Thank you both for the information. I will research your suggestions to see if one of them will work for me. I am a pretty eager novice, and only expert in making mistakes, so all help is much appreciated.

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