Replacement ideas for Red-tip Photinias
My father got snip-happy with trimming plants in the backyard for me and trimmed up the bottom branches of one section of the photinia hedge that covers the chain-link fence. "I wanted to clean up underneath it." In case the plants don't want to replace the branches he cut off, what can I replace them with? It's full to part sun, I think the neighbor waters regularly (it's a small section of fence, I've never had to worry about them before!) and I will water them until they get established. I want something that's either native or adapted or close to it and evergreen, that gets 6' or so in height. The photinia that I inherited with the house work OK but get too tall for their own good and want to get too wide for the space. I also have nandina, but I'd like to eventually replace both of them with more native plants. I know, I want a lot! :)
If anyone has any bright ideas, I'd love to see them.