replacing Photinia

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by greenman, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    I have a project to do. A large row of red tips has a large evasive Privet growing right in the middle. Property manager wants it cut out and replaced with a matching red tip. I informed him that red tip Photinia are no longer sold around here because of the troublesome black spot. He told me to rip out all of it and replace it with something else.:D These shrubs are from 4 ft. high to 7 ft. high and the row is about 20' long on a slight curve and incline. Guess Ill have to cut them down with a chainsaw and dig the stumps out. I thought about replacing it with Cleyra (sp?). They look like Photinia, but they foliage is thicker is they are pretty much pests free. Anyone else have a problem with buying Photinia? Personally I dont like them much because of the blackspot. Does Cleyra sound like a good replacement?
     
  2. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
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    a good choice, so is viburnum sus / odo / ***. japonica / sasanqua & lots more. finding cleyera for an acceptable size/price is a challenge in todays market. with regards... devildog
     
  3. greenman

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    Thanks for the reply. I found Cleyera in 5 gal. for, I think, $30 each. I haven't started the job yet, but I probably will this week. I wanted some much bigger.:( Probably gonna space 'em about 3 or 4 feet apart.
     
  4. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
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    WOW! now thats expensive for a 5, you can do better by going to Fld. Beckel in Sanford Fld has 10's (36x36) @ 35. with regards... devildog
     
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i get most of my plants from tom beckel
     
  6. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
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    in the november issue of "the plant list", thats what they have listed......with regards, devildog
     
  7. greenman

    greenman LawnSite Addict
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    ?. What is that? catalog order?

    that price I quoted is retail, i get them 50% of retail at my local nursury. guess I should have made that clear.
     
  8. devildog

    devildog LawnSite Senior Member
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    see them at plantlist.com
    call them @ 800.226.4834 for current publication, its free
    with regards... devildog
     

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