fast growing shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Coventry, Rh
Question by zoey726
April 17, 2010
I'm looking for a fast growing shrub to use as a privacy fence for my front yard, acidic soil, high water table, zone 6. Something that will grow into a dense screen, preferably an evergreen I can maintain into a hedge of 5 feet.

Answer from NGA
April 17, 2010


Techny Gold arborvitae grows really well in your region, as does privet. Either can be trimmed to maintain a 5' tall privacy screen. There are lots of other choices in your garden center. Best wishes with your new hedge!

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