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suggestions Needed for privacy screening for Cape Cod

Posted by sandyinva 7A (My Page) on
Sat, May 18, 13 at 10:12

I am trying to sell the house my Dad left me in East Dennis with little success. Although it is on a large lot, it is not deep and main comment is that the backyard is not private enough.

I am hesitant to plant Leylands b/c they take up a a lot of room, and are difficult to remove once established. Should I care??? Really don't want it to become someone else's problem. I was thinking of a hedge of limelight hydrangeas, although it is not evergreen. What else would work? Would witch hazel be an alternative?

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RE: suggestions Needed for privacy screening for Cape Cod

American Holly and Eastern Red Ceder are both evergreens (so they provide privacy screens in the winter) natives, and produce berries (for wildlife interest.) Holly is east to transplant, in my experience. Eastern Red Ceder is super tolerant of salt and sandy soils.

Rhododendron are evergreen and produce big flowers.

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