privacy hedge - Knowledgebase Question

Casper, Wy
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Question by sdavies7
April 1, 2009
I am in zone 4/5 Can I plant Emerald Green Thuja and viburnum roseum next to each other as a hedge because I was told that Evergreens make the soil very acidic and other plants do not like to grow close by? any help would be appreciated

Answer from NGA
April 1, 2009
Both plants are rated winter hardy in zone 4 so you should be successful in growing them as hedges. Evergreens which drop lots of needles each year (such as pines) can acidify the soil over a period of years due to the litter they drop but broadleaf evergreens such as thuja and viburnum will have no effect on the acidity or alkalinity of a soil. Hope this clarifies things for you.

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