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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:27 AM
 
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Default What/Where for Hedges

So we have some idiot new neighbors. I'm tired of their shenanigans and would like to plant a hedge line to block their yard from our view. Really they're just forcing a plan that we've been talking about doing for awhile now anyway.

Anyhoo, my biggest problem is I need shrubs that are evergreen, will get about 10' tall, AND can survive part-shade conditions as the property line is shaded by some old oak trees. And I would like to buy them local as I hate buying plants online. Any suggestions for what will survive in part-shade and not get leggy that I can buy in the area? Thanks!
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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Privet, but it is a semi-noxious weed. And can get 20' tall. But it would sure do the trick.

Wax Myrtle. As long as you get some sun, a few hours.

Nellie Stevens Holly are a great choice, but you will keep them trimmed to stay at 10'.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 06:50 AM
 
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Elaeagnus. Problem with them is that they are fast growing and will need trimming about 2 or 3 times a year. But they do have a wonderful smelling small flower.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Leyland Cyprus, a/k/a "hate bushes."
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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lol my husband will literally kill me if I plant privet. He can't stand the smell.

I'll have to take a look at these other ones. I actually wouldn't mind something fast growing as the sooner I can get the view blocked the better in my book!
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:32 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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If you don't mind them growing talker, you could try Green Giant Arborvitae. They grow well in partial shade.
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Yeah I definitely don't mind bigger!

My other neighbor had the idea of growing bamboo. I don't want to plant something super invasive but can bamboo be grown in containers?
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Unread 07-30-2013, 07:54 AM
 
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Chindo Sweet Viburnum (Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo') - Monrovia - Chindo Sweet Viburnum (Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo')
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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Yeah I definitely don't mind bigger!

My other neighbor had the idea of growing bamboo. I don't want to plant something super invasive but can bamboo be grown in containers?
I would avoid bamboo if your neighbors are close enough to be a bother. It means your lot is too small for bamboo.
Now, if you had quite a few acres...
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Unread 07-30-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Containment Area, NC
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Yeah I definitely don't mind bigger!

My other neighbor had the idea of growing bamboo. I don't want to plant something super invasive but can bamboo be grown in containers?
I fear bamboo.

It's an excellent way to drown out a neighbor, though.
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