Help! Looking for 20-25h 3-8w fast growing screen Ideas

Grizzly700May 2, 2012

Hello again forum, first thanks again to Dax for the Hetz wintergreen I am considering. The only problem is availability. Here is my situation in PA I have about 10 feet to work with and do no want a huge tree. I am looking for something fast growing,full, 3-8 feet wide and 20 to 25 feet high. I was looking at Hetz, nellie stevens holly, Steeplechase, Pyramidalis, Thuja Hoyt Splendor, and of course Green Giants. AS far as green giants if planted 6 feet apart how wide and tall do they get? ..Please help and ideas welcome.

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

green giants can exceed the 8 foot width within 5 years ... depending on size at planting

their height is unlimited .. given enough time


    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 7:44AM
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The description sounds like arbs also some could wind up somewhat larger, especially as they attain great age.

for the life of me i have a hard time differenting the varieties brandon and rushmore. hetz wintergreen has a slightly broader growth habit, but they are young they are very much like the others. rate of growth of all three is as fast as you'll find in arbs (t. occidentalis). all have the same primary claim to fame, resistance
to winterburn.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 8:39AM
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The Nellie Stevens Holly has worked well for us down here for an under 20' screen. Has proved to be fairly drought-resistant also.
Techny Arborvita looks good. We're too hot for it down here, but it should be right for your area. Good luck.

    Bookmark   May 2, 2012 at 10:00AM
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