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May 12, 2020 5:56 PM CST
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Sylvania, OH
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I'm looking for advice for a tree or shrub(s) that I could plant to screen my children's playset from the road. The space is narrow-approximately 3 feet wide x 10 feet long between the playset and nearby split rail fence. To complicate things further, the cable line runs through this area, so I'm looking for something I can plant in a raised bed. Any suggestions? Wish I could just use some other type of fence, but our HOA restricts us to split rail. Thanks in advance for the much needed advice! We're in zone 6!
May 13, 2020 12:27 AM CST
Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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Is the cable line buried or in the air? How much sun does this area receive? The answers to these questions will help determine what you could grow.
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May 13, 2020 2:53 PM CST
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Sylvania, OH
Thanks for asking-the line is buried, which is why im limited to things I can grow in a raised bed. The area is full sun at present, but will likely be part sun after I plant a tree nearby to the south
May 13, 2020 6:11 PM CST
Name: Sally
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Old fashioned tall cannas are planted as fat root and grow in one summer to 6 feet. I dont think you should plant anything woody over a cable even in a raised bed.
The cannas would die when it freezes and have to be dug up and stored, or buy new ones each year.
Even with a raised bed I am cautious to plant anything big right over cable
Plant it and they will come.
May 13, 2020 11:46 PM CST
Name: sumire
Reno, Nevada (Zone 6a)
Maybe an annual like sunflowers? (At least until it is too shady...) Can you trellis something or would that make the HOA mad?
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