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Old 05-11-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Does anyone know of any really fast growing evergreen trees that work in an area that gets snow? Thanks.
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Arborvitae, maybe White Pine.
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Floribama
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Maybe Norway Spruce?
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:00 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I think most evergreens are fast growing. Any garden center can fill you in on the fastest growing types. I think that's the trouble with evergreens, they can quickly outgrow the spot they are planted in.
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Old 05-12-2010, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Newport, NC
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I 2nd the norway spruce suggestion. You also might consider douglas fir.
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:02 AM
 
Location: NJ/FL
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I bought (3) 5-6' like cypress (crytomerio yeshino?) They are up about 30' after 5 years, great for privacy, beautiful tree and the birds love it in winter.
Some slight damage on bottom branches from heavy snows this past winter, but great shape. I just need to trim back the tops a bit, starting to thin in the middle...
Evergreen Shrubs as Privacy Screens

some helpful hints.
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Old 05-17-2010, 05:14 AM
 
Location: Bangor Maine
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I believe Cypress are what my next door neighbor has and they are fast growing and "tall". They are planted about 2 feet apart and provide a great wind shield and privacy fence that is very attractive.

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Old 05-17-2010, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Cypress and Arborvitae grow really fast but the beauty of the Colorado Blue Spruce is worth the wait.
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Old 05-18-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: NJ/FL
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Neighbor has a blue spruce, must be 20 yrs. it's a beauty. I am so envious, wish I thought about them 20yrs back, starting the countdown clock to retirement. Oh well, live and learn. Maybe in my next life, LOL.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: IN
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White Spruce
White Pine
Red Pine
Hemlock
Norway Spruce
All are excellent. White pine is the fastest grower, but plant away from the house and keep it trimmed.
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