Fast Growing Privacy Shrub To 6-8 Ft Tall - Knowledgebase Question

West Los Angeles, CA
Question by eileenMboudr
March 17, 2004
Live on fairly busy street. Want to plant fast growing privacy shrub for front lawn that will reach 6-8 feet tall.


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Answer from NGA
March 17, 2004

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There are a number of shrub to meet your needs - for sunny spots, choose Photinia fraseri, Elaeagnus (silverberry), or Dodonaea 'Purpurea' (purple hop bush). For partly sunny conditions, Escallonia, Rhamnus 'Columnaris' (tallhedge buckthorn), Osmanthus heterophyllus (holly leaf osmanthus), or Thuja occidentalis 'Fastigiata'. These shrubs are used quite often as hedging material; all take well to pruning if it's a neat, well-maintained look you're after, and all produce seasonal flowers for added interest.

Good luck with your new hedge!

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