Answer: I don't really know which plant is used on the French Riviera, but I do know that Italian Cypress or Leyland Cypress will grow into a 10' tall hedge. Consider:
Italian Cypress ?Glauca? (Blue Italian Cypress) Blue-green foliage highlights the pencil thin growth habit of this cypress. It is an ideal vertical element in a garden and irreplaceable for a Mediterranean effect. Grows 8-10? in ten years. At 10? tall it may be only 1? wide. After many years it may reach 20-30? tall and still be only 3-4? wide.
?Swaine?s Golden? Grows into a pencil-thin golden column. Protect in youth as hardiness increases with age. Grows to about 6? in ten years.
?Totem? - Totem Cypress is an extremely narrow and tight growing column of dark green foliage.
Cuppressus leylandii (Leyland Cypress) A fast growing conifer that makes an unbelievably quick growing hedge or a large specimen. Can reach 10-20? in ten years. Easily sheared into smaller hedges.
?Castlewellen Gold? - Slower growing, only 10-15? in ten years, this plant takes on a golden cast in cool weather and during times of new growth. Smaller size and tighter growth habit and make this the best choice of this group for hedging.
?Naylor?s Blue? - Blue cast to foliage and a more open, lax growth habit. 10-15? tall in ten years.
Hope one of these hedging plants appeals to you!
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