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Old 03-29-2014, 11:58 AM
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Evergreen Native Plant (mid atlantic area)

Hey guys,
Looking for a native evergreen foundation planting that doesn't get too big. Anyone have any recommendations? Preferably 5'tall X 3'wide.
Thanks so much
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:45 PM
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Dwarf spruce
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Old 03-29-2014, 02:56 PM
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well spruce has some native varieties to North America, but were looking for native for our region
so far I have cherry laurel?
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:14 PM
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Cherry laurel will turn into a tree and is one of the most invasive plant's i have ever seen.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:16 PM
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What are you trying to do?
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:37 PM
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Small native foundation planting for the western side of a house.
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Old 03-29-2014, 05:48 PM
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Myrica penn. Sheared looks nice. Or ilex Glabra can get a little leggy tho. , also some ferns are evergreen idk about ur area
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Old 03-29-2014, 08:02 PM
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thanks that is an option
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Old 03-29-2014, 11:21 PM
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I agree about laurel not a great choice.

Being native to out area makes it harder. If it's going to be a focal point spiral junipers work good. A lot of people just do dogwood/boxwood along foundation. Kind of cookie cutter lol
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Old 03-30-2014, 12:02 PM
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yup, we might have to use some non-natives for the foundation planting.
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