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Privacy shrub for narrow space in atlanta

Posted by auburn27 (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 15, 08 at 20:27

I really could use your expert advice on shrubs for privacy in a narrow space. The area is about 5ft wide, part shade, between my house and the neighbors. I looked at pencil holly - but I would have to buys so many them I can't afford it. What would you recommend that is fast growing, part shade for such a narrow spot? I don't mind trimming if the plant could take it. Thank you.


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RE: Privacy shrub for narrow space in atlanta

Found this with a quick search at Google, thought it might help:

"Native [Georgia] evergreen plants that can be used as hedges include Florida Leucothoe, Dahoon holly, myrtle holly, yaupon holly, red cedar, Southern wax myrtle.

Select plants that are adapted to the site. Other plants (non-natives) that can be used include camellia, Elaeagnus, Nellie R. Stevens holly, burford holly, lusterleaf holly, small anise-tree, Chinese loropetalum, Fortune's osmanthus, Japanese cleyera. Again, select plants that are adapted to the specific site."

I personally would go native, but that's just me. Non-native plants, in my experience, tend to be more trouble and harder to control than they're worth.


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RE: Privacy shrub for narrow space in atlanta

Thanks for the info on the native evergreens...that's a great idea, I'll check them out!


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