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Best shrub for hedge

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by premierlawncaremi, Mar 27, 2014.

  1. premierlawncaremi

    premierlawncaremi LawnSite Member
    Posts: 58

    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.
  2. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    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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  3. Skimastr105

    Skimastr105 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 293

    Viburnum * ... not churning
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  4. TML

    TML LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 835

    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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  5. Trees Too

    Trees Too LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,511

    The ultimate hedge shrub. Privet.
  6. New2TheGreenIndustry

    New2TheGreenIndustry LawnSite Senior Member
    from GA
    Posts: 861

    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.
  7. green_thumb

    green_thumb LawnSite Member
    Posts: 120

    privet or dwarf burning bush would work
  8. PenningsLandscaping

    PenningsLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,855

    Dwarf burning bush and box woods
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