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Old 09-04-2012, 08:28 PM
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Yaupon holly work in Florida?
or Wax Myrtle--grows really fast-no leaf drop and cheap--

i think I got the right photo--
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:34 PM
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Yaupon holly work in Florida?
or Wax Myrtle--grows really fast-no leaf drop and cheap--

i think I got the right photo--
Yup, both of those work in fl...I believe all of Florida...
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:22 AM
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For something different, I'd suggest you research some of the clumping bamboo varieties. There are several that are plenty hardy enough for your locale. They certainly grow fast and most have few issues. Perhaps something like Golden Goddess, Blue Timber, Emerald Timber, Buddha Belly, Silverstripe, etc. Just a thought.
I like this idea. They do grow well down here. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:24 AM
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Yea Ric, Arecas would be a no-go up there. Several of the bamboo varieties can easily handle winter there. Shoot, a person could even do an UHD (ultra high density) planting of various small - medium ornamental trees for that desired effect. For example, I planted a row of about 8 Mag trees on 10' centers along my back property line. In essence, I now have a 25' tall Mag hedge...which has grown together nicely. Creativity, my friend, is what it's all about. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
This was actually my thought as well. The height with continuous density is my number one factor. Appreciate it
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:27 AM
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Viburnum.. water and fert the heck out of em the first year and they grow pretty quick.. will do just fine in Jax.. I've used it many times in the Orange Park area of Jax for privacy hedge..
Need privacy immediately so not sure how large of a hedge/shrub I can buy or how long I want to wait. Thanks
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:28 AM
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Where in n fl are you? Coast? Interior? Floridata says that caryotas will do ok in the warm parts of zone 9. Will handle light frosts only...sounds like its not going to work.
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Ten miles inland off 9a/Gate Pkwy
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:29 AM
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Yaupon holly work in Florida?
or Wax Myrtle--grows really fast-no leaf drop and cheap--

i think I got the right photo--
I did see Wax Myrtle as an option. I need to research height and growth rate. thanks.
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Old 09-05-2012, 06:13 AM
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I like cypress for a living wall but I do not know what works well in your area.

Bamboo should be in containers or have something blocking them from spreading.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:23 AM
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I may have missed it, but is OP removing the fence for proposed planting?

Another vote for less is more, as well as integrating architectural (trellis, arbor, ect.) for help in screening and interest. Grouping of plant material logistically on property for screening but adds an open feeling for the owner, as compared to a long length of hedge.

Leyland Cypress offers many of the aspects the OP is looking for, specifically along that back fence. There's newer hybrid varieties that have several color variations (silvers, lime greens for example) and offer better pest resistance and growth habits in contrast to the original species, but also is fast growing. Arizona Cypress is another option to inter-plant.

Utilizing the neighbors existing landscapes will help with the budget, which I interpret the homeowner recognizes in the post. Keep in mind that fast growing means less stability.

Yaupon holly varieties are also good options, but much slower growth.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:57 AM
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I like cypress for a living wall but I do not know what works well in your area.

Bamboo should be in containers or have something blocking them from spreading.
Nope. Clumping varieties of bamboo do not create over spreading issues. Running varieties can and do however.
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