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Topic: Flowers & Ornamental Plants
Posted by TW from FL on 2008-08-17 08:58:00
Ornamental re certain size specificationsHi,
Posted by kelly from Canada on 2009-02-28 02:19:00
You are in a warmer climate/growing zone than I am so you do have a greater variance to what can be grown there. The biggest problem is going to be the maturity height for your situation I feel. I think considering your needs and that the tree(s) will be a focal point near the house, that a trained and/or potentially grafted wax-leaf privet might be the final resolve for such a problem. The only known pest that comes to mind re is red spider mite but certain minimal maintanence remedies can keep this well under control. Also, a google search under FASTIGATE ornamentals may broaden the field a little regarding extent of choices as well.
With every good wish,