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Simi Valley, CA
May 5, 2020 1:15 PM CST
We bought a house with about 20 cypresses growing along one side of the front yard. They are about one foot apart from each other. I don't know why, but the previous owner cut brunches on all of them from the ground to about eight feet high. It looks ugly. We like the fact that cypresses provide a green wall to us, but we want that wall to be all the way from the ground. What plants would you recommend to be planted in between cypresses that would help us cover trunks and spacing between them?

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Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
Texas (Zone 8a)
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May 6, 2020 3:33 PM CST
Who ever pruned those cypresses like that, should get a spanking with one of the limbs. What direction does the front face? You could build you a bed about 3 ft away from the cypresses. Incorporate some organic matter in the soil and plant some shrubs. You will need to match the direction of the sun with the plant to have success. Some nice evergreen holly's would be nice if the soil and location match. Ask you local nursary man to match your location with some shrubs. Good luck.
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Simi Valley, CA
May 6, 2020 5:00 PM CST
Thanks for the advise. Is three feet really the minimum? I was hoping to plant something much closer to those cypresses

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