What to plant, need privacy.

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Old 12-12-07, 04:38 PM
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What to plant, need privacy.

Hello good people. We have a slope which runs from the house above. We would like to plant something so we have more privacy from neighbors who have a clear view down from their yard. The slope has 2 giant Eucalyptus trees and some Pines so it's pretty much shaded. What can I plant that grown fast which can be a barrier (hedge) for privacy? I am in So California so the weather is fair. I need the hedge to grow fast and would like it to be about 7 feet tall. Please help, thanks.

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Old 12-13-07, 04:44 AM
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Redtip:

http://www.cdr3.com/redtip/

Where we used to live in NC the neighbor had a bunch they planted and overbought, so they planted them as hedgerow between our backyards. Once they got going I had to keep them pruned so they didn't grow too tall (we didn't really need them for a privacy screen, just a nice hedgerow).
 
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Old 12-13-07, 10:13 AM
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Thanks. I actually planted 6 of those and they are not dying but are also not growing because they need lots of sun. Any recs for shaded areas?
 
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Old 12-13-07, 10:20 AM
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Napster, what are the sun conditions and your hardiness zone? Just saying So. California doesn't help enough when selecting plant material. If you aren't certain of your hardiness zone you can check with this zip code zone finder.
http://www.gardenweb.com/zones/zip.cgi

Full sun is 6 hours or more, part sun 4 to 6 hours, part shade is 2 to 4 hours and shade is 2 hours or less.

Btw, red tip photinia are prone to a fungal infection and can become quite a mess over time.
http://pep.wsu.edu/hortsense/scripts...7&categoryID=1

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Old 12-13-07, 04:41 PM
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Hello Newt. Hardiness per Index is 9. Area gets less than 2 hours of shade.
 
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Just to be sure, less then 2 hours of shade would be full sun of 6 hours or more. So it's a full sun site and I'm thinking you want evergreens.

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Old 12-14-07, 10:55 AM
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I don't know what I was typing, other way around. Shaded most fo the time and gets less than 2 hours of SUN. Sorry for the error.
 
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