The Q&A Archives: fast growing shrub

Question: I would like to know of a shrub to cover the view of a chain link fence.

Answer: You might try some of the upright junipers which are relatively fast growing and stay fairly narrow. Another possibility would be to use privet, which although it is not fully evergreen, holds its leaves late and leafs out early in the season. In addition, if it is clipped regularly and trained correctly, the branches and stems are very dense.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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