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Any negatives to keeping American Holly Screen Short

Posted by wrathnruin Zone 5 (Illinois) (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 29, 11 at 13:25

Hello all:

My wife and I were considering putting up an American Holly living screen. I have read this variety can grow upwards of 20+ feet tall and 10 feet wide.

Are there any downsides to keep the screen trimmed down to 6 feet tall and 5 feet wide, once it fills out and matures? I don't mind the maintenance issue, I just want to make sure the screen will grow and thrive if I keep it height and width restricted.

I know there are other smaller holly varieties but I really like the American Holly.

Thank you.

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