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Want it all in 1 shrub/tree

Posted by dmand 6 NJ (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 11, 08 at 23:21

I need a shrub/tree for northern NJ (zone 6) that will answer all the following needs:
1) grow very fast in width and height(6-10 ft),
2) in acidic soil,
3) near large trees,
4) in full shade (no sun at all, never, ever),
5) provide privacy - so must be full,
6) be deer resistant,
7) pretty,
8) inexpensive, of course.
Does such a plant exist?
In your answer, please specify how fast plant will grow. Also, I am newbie, so what online garden sites have the best prices and plants?

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RE: Want it all in 1 shrub/tree

add to the requirement list - resistant to bugs, disease, etc

RE: Want it all in 1 shrub/tree

A number of choices--except for the full shade. With that, no choices at all.

RE: Want it all in 1 shrub/tree

You might want to look at red twig dog wood. Its a shrub/tree that grows like crazy but the shade thing might slow it down. I have one in light shade, I have to prune every three weeks and mines over 6 foot.

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