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shallow root evergreen hedge

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Tina Duncan IL
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Mon, Jul 4, 05 at 10:03

I would like to plant a hedge along one side of my yard (to block the view of a very dreary neighboring yard) There are drainage pipes directly under the area I'd like to plant over. Probably about 2 feet deep. I'd like a formal-looking hedge that is evergreen using a shrub that won't be stilted by trying to root past those pipes. Any help would be appreciated. A trellis or anything similar won't do as I have a huge pergola, an arbor and trellis already in my landscape. Thank you. Tina

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RE: shallow root evergreen hedge

  • Posted by tapla z5b-6a MI (My Page) on
    Mon, Jul 4, 05 at 21:24

As long as whatever you plant can get its feet down, it will adapt to the pipe being there with no ill effect to the plant, assuming soil & cultural conditions are favorable to the plant. OK to assume the pipe is genova or other material that is impermeable to plant roots?


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