Best Hedge Plant For Patio Area-twenty Feet Long. - Knowledgebase Question

Salinas, CA
Question by grfortney
September 21, 2004
I live in Salinas, cool and windy weather. I need ideas for patio hedge can be evergreen or not. Patio faces east, no shade. Plants would run in a line from west to east. Somewhat interesting, flowers, aroma and informal. Also instrutions for planting-how far apart. Thank you. Gregory


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Answer from NGA
September 21, 2004

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Grows 6-8' tall; spreads 3-5'.

Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry) Cultural Requirements: Best in full sun, but tolerant of partial shade. Prefers well-drained, slightly acid soil. Once established chokeberries are adaptable to temporarily wet and dry conditions.

Ornamental Characteristics: Lustrous dark green leaves turn red to purplish-red in October. Small clusters of white flowers occur in mid to late May. Showy red fruits start to ripen in September, often attracting birds and persisting into winter.

Uses in the Landscape: Chokeberries tend to sucker and form large colonies, which can be used for naturalizing, or in a large shrub border, or groupings. Grows 6-8' tall, 3-5' wide.

Planting recommendations include amending the entire bed with organic matter prior to planting your shrubs, planting at the same soil level as they were growing in the nursery pots, and watering them regularly while their roots get established. Spacing depends upon the mature width of the plant you choose. Space them far enough apart so they have room to grow together, but won't be overcrowded when they reach maturity.

Best wishes with your new shrubs! Grows 6-8' tall; spreads 3-5'.

Aronia arbutifolia (Red Chokeberry) Cultural Requirements: Best in full sun, but tolerant of partial shade. Prefers well-drained, slightly acid soil. Once established chokeberries are adaptable to temporarily wet and dry conditions.

Ornamental Characteristics: Lustrous dark green leaves turn red to purplish-red in October. Small clusters of white flowers occur in mid to late May. Showy red fruits start to ripen in September, often attracting birds and persisting into winter.

Uses in the Landscape: Chokeberries tend to sucker and form large colonies, which can be used for naturalizing, or in a large shrub border, or groupings. Grows 6-8' tall, 3-5' wide.

Planting recommendations include amending the entire bed with organic matter prior to planting your shrubs, planting at the same soil level as they were growing in the nursery pots, and watering them regularly while their roots get established. Spacing depends upon the mature width of the plant you choose. Space them far enough apart so they have room to grow together, but won't be overcrowded when they reach maturity.

Best wishes with your new shrubs!

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