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Old 09-21-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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Any suggestions for plants that grow well in Charlotte to act as a privacy hedge. The community we are interested in does not allow privacy fences.
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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these grow fast probably a foot a year with full sun
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/im...dGreen_220.jpg
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:44 PM
 
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Any suggestions for plants that grow well in Charlotte to act as a privacy hedge. The community we are interested in does not allow privacy fences.
Leland cypress is the one you want
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Old 09-21-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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2 suggestions.........

In the Bitburg area in Germany and also in Luxemburg I saw Rugosa roses used as privacy hedges. They were blooming & it was spectacular.

Roses: Rosa 'Rosa rugosa rubra'

Rosa rugosa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have one in my garden. If it grows here, it will grow there.

Also, I've seen forsythia used as a privacy hedge.
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Leland Cypruses (?) have a bug in them now...go with holly bushes. They are practically indestructible and grow fairly fast (not as fast as Leland Cyprus, but....)

welcome to the world of red clay!
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Howardi ligustrium
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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these grow fast probably a foot a year with full sun
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/im...dGreen_220.jpg

Sunny, what are these called? They're wonderful and I see them everywhere!!!
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Old 09-21-2008, 06:42 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Sunny, what are these called? They're wonderful and I see them everywhere!!!
I pulled the photo off of Privacy Trees, Shrubs & Hedges the Emerald Green it appears to be zone for this area but as other mention Leland will get you the same effect
just plant them about a foot a part a little bit staggered. I cant even see my neighbors back yard any more. Half of them have reach second floor height and the others they dont get full son so they are only about six feet tall. I will warn they do not do to well in an ice storm.

I like the holly bush listed but wow they require a lot of shaping to keep them looking nice but they are great for free holiday decor.
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Old 09-21-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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Emerald green arborvitae was recommended to us by a landscaper:

Arbor Vitae Trees | Emerald Green Arborvitae Trees

Leland cypress are susceptible to disease and insects.
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Old 09-22-2008, 05:28 AM
 
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these grow fast probably a foot a year with full sun
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/im...dGreen_220.jpg
What was the story this past year w/ this tree (or something close to it). There seemed to be so many around Chatlotte that were dead. My only guesses were they can't handle a drought or it had something to do w/ the bug spraying.
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