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08-02-2005, 12:47 PM
I have these new "non-fruit-bearing" purple plum trees in my back yard that I got planted. I need some advice as to what I can put as a border (to get rid of the fence-look) - some type of shrub of some sorts...
I'm zone 6.
Any ideas? Ideally I'd like an evergreen idea since the trees are going to lose their foliage a/o wintertime...
08-04-2005, 08:39 AM
Perhaps a juniper of some sort? They're extremely low maintainence, hardy to zone 3-4, evergreen, and come in all kinds of sizes and a wide range of colors, from yellowish to dark green to almost blue. They're widely available -- most garden centers will probably carry a few different types.
08-04-2005, 01:14 PM
Do you want something that is going to get tall to kind of camouflage the fence?
08-05-2005, 11:59 AM
Yes, I want something that's gonna camouflage the fence Mindy ! Have any suggestions on that level for me? These stay small, right (the ones above) but they're great suggestions!
08-05-2005, 01:49 PM
Actually, junipers do come in all sizes -- from 6 inches to tree size. I wouldn't rule them out on that basis.
There are a few other evergreens I can think of that are low maintainence and could be tall enough to camoflauge your fence.
Arborvitae might be worth a look. They are sort of feathery, soft things. They definitely meet your requirements as to height, zone, and evergreen quality. This is one type of arborvitae, but there are lots of different varieties. Again, these are as widely available as the junipers.
You might also consider hollies. Some of them are evergreen (but not all, be sure to check) and hardy in your zone and come in sizes to hide the fence.
08-09-2005, 05:32 AM
Thanks Thyme, I actually was looking into arborvitae, funny enough, it appears the nurseries around me are no longer carrying them (?) out of season maybe ? Who knows!
Thanks for the suggestions!
PS - Who's the cute pup?
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