Fast Growing Screen Tree or Shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Richmond, VA
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Question by jcamp401
February 7, 1998
Our neighbor has cleared his lot up to our property line. What used to be a wall of green lining our driveway is now a view of total devastation/debris. We need a fast growing tree or shrub to plant along 250 Ft. of driveway. A full, evergreen plant woulb be ideal. This area gets full sun and is on a slight incline. Leyland Ceyprus has been suggested, but we don't care for the look of it. Red tips might work well, but we want more alternatives before we decide.

Answer from NGA
February 7, 1998
A few other options include Limber Pine, Austrian Pine, Japanese Black Pine, Chinese Holly and Chinese Privet. "Fast-growing" is a relative term; the better you prepare the growing site and care for the trees during their first few years, the faster they should fill the space to provide a screen.

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