Hedge - Knowledgebase Question

Evansville, In
Question by sknight0201
March 21, 2009
Would like to know the best fast growing hedge that can be planted in a sunny area to hide a neighbors pool.


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Answer from NGA
March 21, 2009

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Shrubs that make some of the best hedges include the following:

Elaeagnus, Elaeagnus pungens 'Fruitlandii', 8-15' tall and wide gray-green foliage with inconspicuous fragrant flowers in late fall.
Burford Holly, Ilex cornuta'Burford', 6-12' tall with dark green foliage with red berries.
Indian Hawthorn, Raphiolepis indica 'Majestic Beauty', 10-12' tall with dark leathery foliage with light pink flowers.
Juniper, Juniperus chineusis 'Hetzii', 10-15' tall with fountain-like, branching, blue-gray foliage.
Viburnum, Viburnum (many varieties), 6-10' tall with glossy, dark green foliage with cream white flowers in spring.

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