Need drought tolerant, shade tolerant evergreen

chapelguy(6)February 28, 2010

Hi. I have an ugly cinder block building abutting my property and I'd like something to help blot it out. The ideal plant would be able to grow around 10-12' tall, rather quickly, be drought resistant, shade tolerant, and preferably evergreen. Can anyone suggest something for this situation?

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gardengal48

I'd start with laurels -- Japanese laurel (Aucuba japonica...likely marginally hardy for you) or English/cherry laurel, Prunus laurocerasus. Growth with these is generally fairly rapid, but will be slower in drier conditions, so irrigation to help establishment is suggested. Yews are also extremely shade and drought tolerant but with a relatively slow growth rate.

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swmogardens(6)

I use Hicks yews.

    Bookmark   March 12, 2010 at 2:24PM
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