Good Choice For A Hedge? - Knowledgebase Question

Tarzana, CA
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Question by newmyemj
April 22, 2002
I need a privacy hedge in front of my house. My interior designer suggested ficus nitida, but your website only lists this as a tree.

Is this a good choice? If not, could you suggest something hardy, dense, and easy to care for?

I would like to order Monrovia plants from my local nursery, but want to confirm what's best.

Please reply. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
April 22, 2002
Ficus retusa 'Nitida', the Indian Laurel Fig, will grow 20-25' tall with equal width. It has an interesting weeping habit and can be sheared into formal landscape forms, including a dense privacy screen. It can also be trained into a tree. Be sure to specify the shrub form rather than the patio tree form when you order your Ficus 'Nitida'.

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