View Full Version : Zone 9 Privacy screen help pls

07-20-2007, 10:35 PM
I am looking for suggestions on what to plant for a Privacy screen. I live in n/e FL. I want something that is low Maintenance and hardie. I want to plant it along a wire fence line of a pasture that will have cows in it. I want them to be thick but no taller then 4 to 8 feet (6 feet would be perfect.). I would also like to be able clean out from under them about 6 inchs to a foot so it will be easy to weed eat under them. I am just looking to block the few is all i really want to do. But I dont want them real tall and I Really don't want a privacy fence. Any suggestions Please as I have never done one of these before.

07-20-2007, 10:49 PM
How about verigated privit? You will have to keep them trimmed for height, but they grow well in sun and shade and they make a very thick hedge row. Verigate privit is also a fast grower...if you get 3 gallon plants they will be the size you specify (4-5 feet) in about 2 years.

Lots of people dont like these plants, but I really do...they grow fast, they are hardy, and stay green year round. With a little trimming they will bush out like crazy. As far as trimming underneath...I dont think you will have to do this if you let them grow to the ground.

07-21-2007, 09:28 AM
for low maintenance do a search on florida natives. Most natives will do well with no irrigation and will also attract wildlife