Need full-shade wind barrier

kterlep(5/6)May 9, 2009

on the north side of our house our 6' vinyl fence attaches to our house with a 12' run. The big problem that we have is that the yard had only one tree and no landscaping, and we get winds that whip around the house and into this corner and the fence gets blown out. I thought if I could plant something "bushy" on the backyard side of the fence that it would help deflect the winds.

Do you have any ideas for inexpensive hedge-type stuff that might work? I suppose Arbor Vitae or something like that...

Did I mention inexpensive? :)

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

The N side of a house does not produce total shade at least where I live or have lived. Low light best describes North side exposures. Arbor Vitae would work but I think you would be disappointed. I suggest you google 'low light evergreens', I assume you want an evergreen, and develop a shopping list of plants you like.

    Bookmark   May 23, 2009 at 11:12AM
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White Pine, Norway Spruce, or Holly.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2013 at 1:36AM
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jim_1 Zone 5B Illinois(5b)

In time, Viburnum Dentatum will produce a thick barrier. Might take 5 years, depending on how big you purchase. Even though the leaves fall in the winter, it is thick! It will reduce, not eliminate those winds. Added feature is the it blooms in the spring and, if cross pollinated, great berries for the birds in the summer.


    Bookmark   September 3, 2013 at 11:49AM
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