Ideas for growing an English Style Hedgerow in Eagle?

englishdreamsMarch 30, 2010

I need some suggestions for growing an english style hedgerow in Eagle ID. I am in zone 6 and the property line runs along a brook. Between the brook and my fence line are three globe willows, one curly willow and a maple. They do not provide us with any privacy from the neighbors directly behind us, hence my desire to grow a think evergreen privacy hedge akin to the an English garden style. The fence line is about 90 feet. What do you suggest as appropriate plants? Laurels? Azaleas? Yew? Privet? Boxwood? I prefer something relatively fast growing and evergreen. Thanks in advance!

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idaho_gardener

On another forum here, I saw a thread about Cornish walls. It looked interesting, but finding the appropriate stone to make those walls would be the challenge.

I have seen boxwood do well in Boise, so I suppose that would work, but you might consider using arborvitae or cedar to get year-round privacy.

I have a soft spot for rhododendron, but they need acid soil, or at least inoculation with mycorrhizal fungi and a reliable supply of water during the hot months. Plus, they don't grow very tall.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2010 at 4:31PM
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debbieg(6)

I also live in Eagle and currently trying to accomplish the same thing... gain privacy. One of the problems we have is too much water, so we went with the Yew because they can take more water than most plants, they're easy to care for and I like the look... it's much softer to the touch and the eye than most plants. I am having to learn all over how to garden, because the climate and soil is much different than I'm used too. Let us know what you decided!

Deb

    Bookmark   April 14, 2010 at 4:13PM
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