The Q&A Archives: Hedges

Question: I have ordered a privet hedge, but am having second thoughts. I would rather have something a little less formal and without so much maintenance. I want it to be about 6 feet tall and about 2-3 feet wide. I want it for privacy. It would be in full to part sun. Fast growing would be preferred. What would you suggest?

Answer: According to Utah State University, Privet is well suited to your growing region. Here's a link to their recommendations for trees and shrubs in your area that adapt to your soils:

After reading through the literature, you may change your mind about changing your mind. I think privets will make a nice hedging plant for your garden.

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