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Old 04-29-2013, 02:38 PM
 
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The link I posted pretty much lists them all. That's the preeminent viburnum breeder in North America.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Just plant some kind of shrub that doesn't need trimming. Some kind of Viburnum would be fine but as so many people said, check to see what zone you're in and choose a type that will thrive there. Another idea would be rhododendrons for a screening shrub that won't need much attention.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Penna
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I have looked at the links provided and have a question, do deer like this shrub?

It's our first year at our home and I saw deer just stripping the leafs off the different Azelea's this past winter. For whatever reason I didn't think deer like these shrubs.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:28 PM
 
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I'm debating between putting up a rail fence vs putting a row of matching shrubs along my front yard. I can do either one, but I'm not sure which will look better. Any pros/cons from people who have done either one or both?
I would go with the fence and forget the plants but I hate plants so anyway, it is YOUR HOME, YOUR YARD, do what YOU WANT TO DO no matter what anyone else says about it.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I have looked at the links provided and have a question, do deer like this shrub?

It's our first year at our home and I saw deer just stripping the leafs off the different Azelea's this past winter. For whatever reason I didn't think deer like these shrubs.
Nothing is deer proof.
Deer will eat anything when starved.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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What??

Nonononono. No!

Nyet, nein, nunca, nevah photinia.
That was just for you my friend and the other photinia haters in here.

Looking over a landscape plan right now as a matter of fact where I'm going to be installing 20 of them on Thur.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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They were not even asking for advice on what to plant... so I was surprised that you know exactly what they should be putting in.

And no, I am not the zone police, but I do not suggest plants inappropriate for someone's area. No sense getting them excited about something that cannot live in their yard!
That's a double

Again thanks for the heads up, I'll be sure to check with you first before giving out advice next time.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:11 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I'll be sure to check with you first before giving out advice next time.
Don't.
It's more amusing that way.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Aiken, South Carolina, US of A
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bgm,
A rail fence or a row of shrubs...personally, if it is in the front
of my house I would go with the rail fence.
In front of the rail fence I would plant very low maintance plants
like daylilies.
They would look beautiful right in front of a rail fence.
My rail fence would be white.
If you ever go to sell your house, it would enhance the curb
appeal, which would help sell the house in the future.
Shrubs would also look nice, but will eventually grow large enough
to "hide" also of the house from the street. Do you want privacy
from the street? Is that the whole idea?
If you decide to sell the house in the future, you may have to take big shrubs
out to show it, no everyone likes big shrubs planted right in the front yard.
They will think, oh, there's an expense, we have to have those shrubs removed.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: rain city
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That was just for you my friend and the other photinia haters in here.

Looking over a landscape plan right now as a matter of fact where I'm going to be installing 20 of them on Thur.
You just reminded me of a shrubbery feud a friend of mine got into with her neighbor some years ago.

My friend's cat was apparently sighted pooping in the neighbor's yard. So in retaliation the neighbor began pouring boiling water on friend's rose hedge dividing the properties. Don't know who was finally victorious....

But I'm sure several applications of boiling water would make short work of those 20 photinias you're planting on Thursday. Hope the neighbors are reading this thread.
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