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Old 05-27-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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Hedge or Other Block - Shady Spot


Here's another one for you landscaping experts...

My side yard is sort of open to a busy road. There's an old stone wall along the side of the road, and if I could grow something behind it which would block the sight lines year-round, it would make the side yard more enjoyable. There is already forsythia growing along the property line which is a decent block there.

It's a south-facing spot (full sun in Winter) but heavily shaded by a large chestnut tree, so not much summer sun (Maine, 43 degrees N). The soil is pretty good, and well drained.

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I see a lot of arborvitae used as a hedge and privacy barrier up here in Maine. It provides a year round barrier and can be trimmed into a hedge or individual shrubs.

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@CaptTom , quite the set up you got there!

Given your stated desire for privacy and far northern location, and lack of sun, for much of the year, might I suggest:

1. Taxus , aka "Yew" dark green conifer, shrub to tree, slow growing takes shade

2. Arbovitae, as mentioned before

Gonna look for others.
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