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Athens, GA
Tom555
Mar 6, 2018 12:26 PM CST
Hi,
I would like to establish as quickly as possible app. 10-13 feet tall hedge/screen in between our and neighbor's house (since their window is pointing directly and downwards to our living room as well as our patio area). The properties are separated by 6 ft. tall wooden fence. The area for hedge is not very wide, just about 11-12 feet wide. On the one side of this area there is a rose growing - not doing great, but survives year after year and on the other side there is a japanese maple (doing much better than the rose). My estimate for the amount of daily sun is max. 3-4 hrs in summertime and a bit more in wintertime (there are tall maples on the backyard).

My question is what shrubs/small trees/junipers etc. would be -most likely - suitable for this area? I have been thinking privets, sky rocket juniper etc. but I am really not sure especially since I also would prefer to have as fast growing solution as possible....

Any insight would be appreciated!

Sincerely,
Tom
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porkpal
Mar 6, 2018 2:01 PM CST
How about a clumping bamboo?
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Bonehead
Mar 6, 2018 2:18 PM CST
I was thinking the same. My son has a nice evergreen clumping bamboo that he inherited with his house. It stays under control, is about 10' tall, and looks really nice. His neighbor plans to dig out everything that has breached his side of the fence and I'm hoping to score on that for a visual barrier between us and a neighbor below us. I figure it won't rob him of too much sunshine, will look nice year round, and be a good visual block for both of us.
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Athens, GA
Tom555
Mar 6, 2018 2:54 PM CST
Thank you for your responses. I forgot to mention that I currently have there a clumping bamboo. A problem is that it looks pretty much finished due to last winter though I will give it a chance until summer to recover, but I am not very optimistic and so I am actively planning a more reliable option.
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Keeper of Poultry Farmer Roses Raises cows
Garden Ideas: Level 2 Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier
porkpal
Mar 6, 2018 3:49 PM CST
There are several varieties of clumping bamboo; you might just need a hardier variety. Another reliable option might be wax myrtle - trim to fit.
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