Fast growing privacy hedge

renni97October 25, 2013

I need a fast growing (6' - 8') privacy hedge to plant between us & neighbor. I only have 5' between house & fence so I need to be able to keep it trimmed to about 1' wide. I have a drip system in place but once the hedge is established, something drought tolerant would be great. The area gets morning sun & some in afternoon. Easy to maintain would be great & nothing poisonous please.

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MaryMcP Zone 8b - Phx AZ

Try Hop Bush.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 3:16PM
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Grows quickly to 6-8 feet, dense enough for privacy, and only 1 foot wide? I can't think of many plants that will do that for you.

Hopbush will quickly grow to 6-10 feet high, but keeping it trimmed to 1 foot wide will be a constant battle. I'm having problems keeping it at 4 feet wide.

How about some pictures of what you want to block?

You might be able to use a slender tree.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2013 at 4:34PM
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Cat's claw would stay 1' wide and grow quickly.

I can't think of anything other than vines that I have seen to be successful at such a skinny width.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2013 at 8:13PM
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