Cherry Laurel Hedge - Knowledgebase Question

Roseville, CA
Question by mhelzer
April 25, 2006
I have a dining patio 3.5' off my fence line. I would like to plant a hedge to block my neighbors 2 story house. I want a formal look and will keep trimmed and sheared. I would like to plant the standard Cherry Laurel because I can get 15 Gal. with a 7' height now. Will I be able to keep the edges green and nice with trimming to a 4' width? I could go to the compact form but will have to wait much longer for it to grow over the 6' fence line. One more question: I want a 5 Gal. Phlomis and have searched many nurseries locally and can not find it. Can I order from you?
Thank you,
Michelle


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Answer from NGA
April 25, 2006

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Cherry laurel can grow 15-40 feet wide so you'd end up with mostly bare branches if you tried to keep it only 3' wide. A better choice might be Sky Pencil Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata), Hick's Yew, or Arborvitae 'Pyrmidalis'. These shrubs are upright an narrow in growth habit and will not require severe pruning to keep them from growing too wide.

Monrovia is a wholesale nursery and does not sell directly to the public but you should be able to find Phlomis (Jerusalem Sage) in one of the following local retailers:

BUSHNELL GARDENS
5255 DOUGLAS BLVD.
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
(916) 791-4199


SIERRA NURSERY & ROCK
3985 DOUGLAS BLVD.
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
(916) 791-1154



CAPITAL NURSERY-CITRUS HTS
5410 SUNRISE BLVD.
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA 95610
(916) 961-9100


GREEN ACRES NSY. & SUPPLY
901 GALLERIA BLVD.
ROSEVILLE, CA 95678
(916) 782-2273



HAIGHT NURSERY
2755 PFE ROAD
ROSEVILLE, CA 95747
(916) 771-0500


HIGH HAND NURSERY
3750 TAYLOR ROAD
LOOMIS, CA 95650
(916) 660-0128



CHICO CREEK NURSERIES
3277 SWETZER RD.
LOOMIS, CA 95650
(916) 660-1935


WINDMILL NURSERY
5750 WINDMILL WAY
CARMICHAEL, CA 95608
(916) 972-0794
http://www.windmillnurseryinc....



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