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jeffrejs
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privacy trees

Post by jeffrejs » Mon Feb 29, 2016 5:34 pm

I need a privacy screen about 80 feet long. It gets full sun from morning to mid-afternoon, has red clay soil, and only natural irrigation. Leyland cypress grow higher than I would like. Ideal mature height would be about 20-30 feet. Width is not an issue. Low maintenance and deer-repellent are pluses (aren't they always?). Any recommendations?

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Re: privacy trees

Post by lorijones » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:48 pm

There are several different options for evergreen screening trees that are within that size range and that are also low maintenance and deer resistant. Here are a few suggestions:
  • 1. Juniperus chinensis - Chinese Juniper - Choose a cultivar that is in the size range that you need.
    2. Juniperus scopulorum - Rocky Mountain Juniper - There are some nice cultivars that are within the size range that you are looking for.
    3. Ilex opaca - American Holly - Can grow up to 50' tall but usually grows to 15'-30' under normal landscape conditions. Must have a male and female plant for berry production
    4. Ilex cornuta 'Burfordii' - Burford Holly, 20'-25' tall
Andre has compiled a list of some good evergreen screening trees (http://www.inthegardenradio.com/v.php?pg=784) but some of these are too tall (or short) for what you want and others are not very deer resistant. I hope this gives you some things to look into.

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Re: privacy trees

Post by jeffrejs » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:58 pm

Thanks for your help!!

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