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Question: need a dense but compact living fence in a planting bed aprox 10'x6' with full growth to ground level and preferably not over 8 feet high. want to hide garbage cans from the street and the side. live in indianapolis

Answer: Eleagnus pungens, is one of the fastest growing shrubs and grows as a superb barrier hedge or privacy fence that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis, is an American native evergreen shrub that can grow almost anywhere in the U.S. The dark green leaves of Arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis, can turn yellow, orange, or maroon during winter, but the green color is restored in the spring. Other arborvitae species are: Emerald, Thuja occidentalis 'Emerald'; Little Giant, Thuja occidentalis 'Little Giant'; Little Golden Giant, Thuja occidentalis 'Little Golden Giant'; Aurea Nana, Thuja occidentalis 'Aurea Nana'. Hope one of these suggestions is just right for your landscape.

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