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Corner plants?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by wattsup, Oct 15, 2002.

  1. wattsup

    wattsup LawnSite Member
    Messages: 123

    I have a customer that wants to use something shaped like a Foster Holly, but with less maintenance and slower growth if possible. Does anyone have any ideas? These will go on the corners of the house. The house looks just like a doublewide. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lanelle

    Lanelle LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,361

    If you mean smaller by the phrase 'less maintenance', consider using a Dragon Lady Holly. It stays very narrow as it grows upward.
     
  3. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    im not sure what type of growth you want, but if its to hide the corners, maybe some arborvitaes? my college has a good website to help you determine a good plant for your situation. scroll down on the left to plant selector.

    http://www.hort.uconn.edu/Plants/index.html
     
  4. baddboygeorge

    baddboygeorge LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,249

    i like blue spruces on the corners the look great an provide excellent color slow growers as well . many different types i prefer the fat alberts because they round the corner off nicely.
     
  5. lawnstudent

    lawnstudent LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 472

    Be careful with the use of spruce trees off the corner of the house. Spruces get really big and become a problem blocking the front windows of a home. I see this all the time here in Illinois. Good luck.

    jim
     

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