Lubbock Texas Panhandle(Hub City) Best hedge plants?

JMM2007April 2, 2014

Hey everyone! I'm new here and am needing some help deciding on what to plant. Just moved into a new house(new for me) and have decided to rip out the I believe to be boxwood shrubs in front. There was a concrete border that went all the way around it that was chipping and crumbling so we decided to pull it out along with the hedge. Now that the concrete work is done...finally!!! What has the best chance for survival in my area. Thanks

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I sure hope someone comes along and answers your question!

    Bookmark   April 5, 2014 at 12:13AM
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Parched and sere the broad High Plains, and taciturn its people.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 2:16PM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

I have a gardening friend who lives in Lubbock, but don't think he goes to GW much anymore. Wish I could help, because he grows nice things after amending the soil.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2014 at 3:23PM
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I used to live in Plainview, but afraid I wasn't much of a gardener then. I'd look around and see what is growing in other yards. If you don't know what it is, take a picture and post it here and maybe someone can I.D. it.

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 6:03PM
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OK, I'm just quoting out of a book on the different Tx. regions, some would work for hedge plants others are extra ....For the High Plains (Lubbock) the list goes thus:

Fourwing Saltbush
Oklahoma Plum
Arkansas Rose
Colorado Pinon
Fern Acacia
Bush Morning Glory
Feather Dalea
Creeping Barberry
Rabbit Bush (chamisa)
Texas Barberry
Rocky Mt. Juniper
Downy Aromatic Sumac
Silverleaf Mountain Mahogany
Cutleaf Daisy
Pink Plains Penstemon
Blackfoot Daisy
Yellow Zinnia
Apache Plume
Prairie Flameleaf Sumac
Mohr Oak
Havard Oak
Yellow Plainsman
Trumpet Vine
Sand Sagebrush
Silver Agarito
Eastern Red Cedar
Oneseed Juniper
Narrow Leaf Yucca

There is also a list of various wildflowers & Buffalo Grass lawn. Sounds pretty to me.

I personally love the Apache Plume, Sand Sage, Rabbitbush, Plains Penstemon, Blackfoot Daisy, Agarito, Winterfat & Mountain Mahogany.

This post was edited by TexasRanger10 on Mon, Apr 7, 14 at 23:22

    Bookmark   April 7, 2014 at 9:19PM
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I've been trying to remember if any of our neighbors had hedges. I know we never had one. I had one friend who had a tall hedge of junipers.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:06AM
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Isn't there a little podunk university out there somewhere? Something-Or-Other-Tech. Seems like I saw something about their attempt to become more "environmentally sensitive." Perhaps a tour of the campus would be instructive (if you can find it.)

With an average of only 18" of precipitation annually, it may not be easy to identify shrubs more attractive than boxwood for "foundation plantings."

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:31AM
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carrie751(z7/8 TX)

Well, you may get some feedback from Texas Tech supporters about it's being a "Podunk" University. I doubt that she would have any trouble finding it should she choose to do so.

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 11:48AM
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roselee z8b S.W. Texas

Maybe you don't really want a hedge at all. Check out this landscape where the owners took out their box wood hedge and transformed their yard into an attractive xericscape with low water plants.

Here is a link that might be useful: Xericstyle ...

    Bookmark   April 8, 2014 at 1:05PM
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bostedo(8a tx-bp-dfw)

We did a house hunting trip while considering a job offer out there years ago and seem to recall seeing several shrubs also grown in north Texas.

You might check the local lists produced for many Texas communities. Here are two of the most common:

  • Local Master Gardeners Association: Lubbock

The Texas Smartscape site linked by the COL has "West Texas" and "Shrub" filters on their plant search.

Local newspapers also often have articles archived on their websites about good plants for their areas.

Looks like you have several good options.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 11:57AM
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Just trying to wake people up, Carrie. It's a fine university. I looked at some pics of the campus landscaping, and it was quite attractive.

    Bookmark   April 9, 2014 at 12:50PM
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