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Rose recommendations for screening hedge

Posted by rosesr4me z9 FL_west (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 30, 12 at 17:55

I would like to replace about 30 feet of viburnam hedge with roses between my house and my neighbors. Once the viburnam is removed there will be a 6' solid white PVC fence that my neighbors installed along the property boundary. Not crazy about PVC fences, especially white PVC on a southern exposure! I would like to find an low maintenance large shrubby/bushy rose that will get to about 10' high for privacy between the houses, but no wider than 6 feet since my sideyard is narrow. Any color is fine...just really need an easy care rose that will provide privacy. Any suggestions? Thanks to all in advance.


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RE: Rose recommendations for screening hedge

Are you sure about choosing roses as a hedge? I love roses but they are not the best hedge unless it's for discouraging access by thorns.

My suggestions:
Firebush-nice bushy and may attract hummingbirds. Pretty flowers.
Bamboo-more expensive per foot to plant but super privacy at greater heights and no maintenance. There are narrow bamboo types available, "gracilis" for example

I do love the visual picture of a rose against the white fence. Maybe do a climbing rose in the front where privacy is not paramount. Roses don't really "vine" like true climbing plants but in several years time it would be lovely.

My own hedge (no fence) is mixed, a little of this and that: bamboo, elderberry, cassia tree, roses plus smaller bloomers below/in front. The bamboo provides the most screening.

Denise


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