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Old 03-27-2014, 05:58 PM
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Best shrub for hedge

I have a 6 ft. area between a city sidewalk and a parking lot about 75 feet long that needs a row of shrubs. What is the best shrub to use for this to create a hedge? Whatever it is, it cannot exceed 5' tall.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:14 PM
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Burning Bush, Barberry, yew, juniper. Lilacs or churning would be beautiful, but get over 5'. Depending on soils/sun, blueberries would be unique, edible, and roughly the correct size.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:15 PM
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Viburnum * ... not churning
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Junipers, I see your from MI so you will be dealing with snow ect. They can take a beating with plowing piles upagainst them ect. Some of the leaf shrubs would look better but would be more prone to damage and broken branches.
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The ultimate hedge shrub. Privet.
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:38 PM
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Burning Bush, Barberry, yew, juniper. Lilacs or churning would be beautiful, but get over 5'. Depending on soils/sun, blueberries would be unique, edible, and roughly the correct size.
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We must have a different definition of hedge. When I think of hedge, I think of a "meatloaf'd" row of shrubs. I would recommend dwarf burford holly, yaupon holly, or maybe wintergreen boxwood.
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privet or dwarf burning bush would work
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:37 PM
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Dwarf burning bush and box woods
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