Need advice on planting a Privet Fence in NB

earthad1May 13, 2007


I am trying to create a natural fence line and am looking for some guidance in this project. My backyard shares a property line with a wood lot which has been recently sold and I am told they are planning on building condos.

-I need something that will grow fast and thick.

-I am in New-Brunswick, so our winters are quite fierce.

so far, the only 2 species I have found are :

1.Canadian Hemlock

2.American Arborvitae, which seems nice due to a natural pyramidal shape it takes.

I was wondering if anyone has any other suggestions of what can be grown in my climate that would accommodate what I am trying to accomplish.

If anyone at all could help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you!

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Well, If you have deer in the area Arborvitae is real deer food. Caragana are nice, and very tough. Many Vibernums get very large and flower as well. Cotoneasters are also nice hedge material. Some other prospects are Lilacs or upright Junipers which would give you a winter screen as well, Good luck with this project.

    Bookmark   May 24, 2007 at 8:15PM
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Thank you so much for the advice.

I do not have any Deer in the area. It is a residential area and they are clear cutting the last lot of woodland so Arborvitae may be a good solution as I do not want flowers...

    Bookmark   June 1, 2007 at 10:11AM
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privet should be fairly easy to grow in N.B. I live in N.S. which is much the same and I have privet. Just start it out right it's pretty hardy Elfin

    Bookmark   June 16, 2007 at 10:46PM
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How about a cedar edge, we planted one, about 6 years ago and they're about 10' tall now. They were gathered from the woods. Pretty sad looking when we got them, Our neighbor laugh at us, when we were putting them in the ground. Guess what?.......he went and got some for himself 2 years ago, and made himself an edge.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2007 at 9:11PM
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