Recommendation for screening tree

magnolia9August 1, 2013

We are looking for a fast-growing tree that we can plant between our house and our neighbor's to provide screening. We would like something that will end up no more than 15-20 feet tall so we don't have to worry about it falling on the house in a hurricane. We are on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, so the soil is sandy and the air is salty. The yard is in full sun. Thanks!

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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Oleander grows 15-20 feet tall and is salt tolerant. It is more like a huge shrub than a tree, but that may actually be better as it will provide privacy from the ground up.

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Google Images - Oleander

    Bookmark   August 6, 2013 at 11:29PM
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ashef(coastal NC z8)

Another good option is Pittosporum, which is technically a shrub but which grows to the size you want in my sand on an island near Wilmington. It needs no attention whatsoever, and is evergreen.

    Bookmark   September 2, 2013 at 10:49PM
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