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Old 03-11-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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I removed a tree and want to plant evergreen shrub/bush that can grow up to 8 feet and sort of full.
I was thinking of spartan juniper, hollywood juniper. Any ideas are welcome. Also what is the difference between the 2. This will be about 6 feet from the driveway concrete so i want to stay away from big trees. I'm in NC

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Old 03-11-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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Rhondodendron?
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Old 03-11-2018, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Rhondodendron?
Rhododendron?
Lovely.
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Old 03-11-2018, 04:01 PM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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You don't say where you are, but I'm, thinking an evergreen Viburnum.
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:13 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I’m in GA, so I’m always looking for similar ideas. Are you zone 7? I am not a fan of juniper or arborvitae, so I do not have those.
How about a holly or Wax Myrtle? The rhododendron idea is good too.
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Old 03-11-2018, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Former LI'er Now a Rehoboth Beach Bunny
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Are you looking for "pretty" or privacy?
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:11 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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I removed a tree and want to plant evergreen shrub/bush that can grow up to 8 feet and sort of full.
I was thinking of spartan juniper, hollywood juniper. Any ideas are welcome. Also what is the difference between the 2. This will be about 6 feet from the driveway concrete so i want to stay away from big trees. I'm in NC

Is your soil acid or alkaline? What are the light exposure conditions of the location where you want to plant your shrub? Full sun or part sun/shade or full shade? I ask because it's easier to suggest plants that would be most suitable for success in the growing conditions you have available to it.


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Old 03-11-2018, 07:20 PM
 
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I am in zone 8 and looking for both "pretty" and privacy. More pretty side. Full sun. I want it to be tall sort of like a tree
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Old 03-11-2018, 11:33 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Smoke bush isn't an evergreen but it has decorative flower husks and drupes of smoke-like airy seed clusters that last on the tree through winter after it drops its leaves in late autumn.


Purple smoke bush: Smoke tree - FineGardening

Smoke bush pictures: https://www.bing.com/images/search?q...bush&FORM=IGRE


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Old 03-12-2018, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I removed a tree and want to plant evergreen shrub/bush that can grow up to 8 feet and sort of full.
I was thinking of spartan juniper, hollywood juniper. Any ideas are welcome. Also what is the difference between the 2. This will be about 6 feet from the driveway concrete so i want to stay away from big trees. I'm in NC
Not sure where in NC you are but if you get snow, heads up. This thread reminded me to update this one. Might be helpful to see the progress of my Arbs before making your decision on them. Do some research on which hold up to snow and ice better. (That's if you get enough snow to worry about it)

I think Junipers are stronger but not as full.
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