Need some plant ideas

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by nickscapes, Mar 6, 2009.

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  1. nickscapes

    nickscapes LawnSite Member
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    :waving: Hey fellas, I got a call from a lady who want to create a privacy "fence" with trees for 150 linear feet. I need some ideas and suggestions of trees that
    1. aren't too wide
    2. grow rapidly
    3. aren't too expensive
    thanks in advance

    Nick
     
  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    Arborvitae
     
  3. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
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    Green Giant Arbs

    or Ligustrum. Ligustrum are generally cheaper.
     
  4. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If it does not have to be year 'round, Heritage Clump Birch gives a good high screen very quickly for short money.

    If evergreen, I like Isobel's Green Giant suggestion.

    If you don't need high screning and need to stay very narrow, Emerald Arbs fit that bill.
     
  5. Isobel

    Isobel LawnSite Senior Member
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    oooo! I forgot about the Heritage clump Birch. That's another good one.
     
  6. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    Do you guys have the Techny Arb?
    Its the only evergreen considered for hedges.
    If deer are present , then perhaps the White Spruce.

    It is hands down the best (fastest) growing around here, but never hear it mentioned elsewhere.
     
  7. ParkviewNursery

    ParkviewNursery LawnSite Member
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    Go with the Norm Evers Arb. hardiest and best bet for this region
     
  8. nickscapes

    nickscapes LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys. I will let you know what the home owner thinks.
     

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