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Fastigiate yews in deep shade close to privacy fence

Posted by tommywp 7 (My Page) on
Wed, Nov 20, 13 at 9:58

I had trouble choosing a forum but this seemed like a good place to start. I want to plant tall, narrow evergreens against a 6 ft PVC fence. The area is in the fence's shadow for most of the day and receives little directly light. Because of the way the area is positioned, the closer I can keep the shrubs to the fence, the better. I was thinking about giving a fastigiate yew a try. Being that the back of the shrub will be facing the fence and will never receive light, I'm thinking of planting them as close to the fence as possible, understanding that the back of the plants will not grow well (but not caring because its not visible). Is this a bad idea? Thanks.

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RE: Fastigiate yews in deep shade close to privacy fence

The yews will tolerate shade.. There are a few very narrow yews that may work. Taxus x media 'Flushing' is one and grows about 12'x 3'. Just give it enough space to grow wider that 3 ft. Some plants dont follow what is written about them in books and may get bigger..

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