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Sep 21, 2017 7:41 AM CST
|I'm looking for a plant of virtually any type that grows to 8-10 feet in height, is fairly dense and, if possible, aesthetically pleasing (flowering or evergreen etc). I live in zone 9 and the plant is going to be used as a privacy hedge or screen planted alongside a sidewalk so it should tolerate being trimmed regularly.|
Sep 21, 2017 8:26 AM CST
|Wax myrtle is native to your area, evergreen, grows to 20', suitable for a hedge, spicy flowers followed by berries.
Wax myrtle (Morella cerifera)
Texas olive is another native - fast growing to 15' evergreen, white flowers, purple fruit, wants to be a multi-stem tree/shrub so might work well as a hedge.
Texas wild olive (Cordia boissieri)
I want to live in a world where the chicken can cross the road without its motives being questioned.
Sep 21, 2017 8:36 AM CST
|Crepe myrtle would be another good choice. They can be shaped to be a tree, but also can be kept lower and grow as a large shrub, as you describe. They're not evergreen, though. Lose their leaves in the winter.
Sweet viburnum is another nice large shrub that is used widely here in Florida as a hedge. Nice, shiny evergreen leaves.
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