Hi, I want to plant some podacarpus gracillior for patio privacy, and looking for advice on spacing.
Setup as follows:
8' high nice looking stucco'd concrete poured walls on both sides of back patio.
3' high 2.5' deep concrete poured planters against walls.
Neighbors can see into my back patio from their 2nd story windows.
Looking to plant podacarpus as a pruned hedge on both sides in the raised planters, to grow tall above the wall, to block neighbors from looking right down into my back patio.
I've had various nurseries tell me to space trees everything from 2' to 6' apart.
Same with similar questions asked on this forum, varied answers, hope you don't mind me asking again.
It is ok if the bottoms of the trees do not completely cover the wall and the ground, as the planters are raised, it may be nice to grow some color below the trees.
What do you recommend for spacing of the trees?
Here is a crude layout of the back patio, back section is raised and covered in artificial turf, smooth concrete seating in front of wall planter and on edges of back lawn and center planters:
For the remainder of the walls, other than raised planters, I plan on planting dodonaea viscosa purpurea / purple hopseed bush, the 10' high wall in the back has a fig creeper growing over from the other side, not going to mess with that, and considering some dwarf lemon, lime, and orange citrus trees for two center planters.
Any other advice welcomed, short term really need to know tree spacing so I know how many to order.
This post was edited by ptr727 on Wed, Jul 2, 14 at 21:12