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What shrub should I choose?

Posted by letsharmonize 8b SE Louisiana (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 20, 08 at 16:54

have a spot next to the driveway, and about 6' from the street, that needs something to camoflage a telephone pole and fire hydrant (hydrant is on the neighbor's property). thought about putting a crepe myrtle there, since it would grow up and not out (and present a car scrape scenario later). any suggestions?

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RE: What shrub should I choose?

  • Posted by brhgm z8b LA (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 20, 08 at 22:24

Crape myrtles have large and very hard root systems. They are crushing the concrete in my driveway and my next door neighbor's also. How about a native like a Silver Bell or a Pendulum Yaubon Holly. A Little Girl Magnolia, Little Gem or even a Star Magnolia would also look nice and not spread.

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