privacy? - Knowledgebase Question

Falls Church, Vi
Question by lesleystone
June 30, 2010
Hi,

I'd like to plant a row of trees or shrubs along the outside of a chain link fence to increase privacy. There are power lines above, so the thing should not be too high (10-15'). I live in Falls Church, VA, and would prefer something indigenous and/or easy to take care of.
Thanks,
Lesley


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Some shrubs to consider include; Wax myrtle, Morella cerifera (wax myrtle) an evergreen shrub growing 6-12" ft. tall. Yaupon, Ilex vomitoria (yaupon) a picturesque, evergreen shrub growing 12-25 ft tall. Female plants produce an abundance of red berries. Sweet bay magnolia Magnolia virginiana (sweetbay) This is a slender tree or shrub with pale grey bark, 12-20 ft. tall. The solitary, fragrant flowers are 4-6 in. across, with 9-12 velvety-white petals 2-3 inches across. Eastern redcedar Juniperus virginiana (eastern redcedar) This evergreen usually reaches a height of 30 - 40 ft. but can be pruned to form a hedge. There are dwarf varieties available. Hope these suggestions are helpful.

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