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Need help asap with decision!

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by FinerCutslawnCare, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    So I have a lady that wants me to take out the existing plant and put some type of ever-green in the middle. She doesn't want it to be higher than the bottom of the window. I am trying to think of what to put here. I live in iowa some remember the climate and what would work best. Lighting conditions arn't very good as there is a tree that takes most of it up. I need to have some ideas asap!:dizzy: She liked this kind of ever green in the last picture...please let me know if this is a good idea:waving:

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  2. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    That looks to be an unpruned juniper, might get a little big for the area.

    Shrub form blue spruce, boxwoods, arborvitae, are a few that come to mind.
     
  3. vincent1

    vincent1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 45

    plant that and she won't be able to see out the window or use the side walk
     
  4. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    How about a Mugo Pine?
     
  5. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    That IS a mugho pine. That will get too wide for the space. I'll go along with the suggestion of a globe arb. Try the variety "Danica"
     
  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776

    That's not a mugho.
     
  7. FinerCutslawnCare

    FinerCutslawnCare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,386

    It cant grow above the bottom of the window.
     
  8. starry night

    starry night LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,043

    Are we both looking at the second pick? Or are you playing games about the spelling?
     
  9. beano

    beano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    I was suggesting the dwarf variety, only 3ft wide
     
  10. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,776


    Yes, playing games about the spelling, and the bush isn't a mugo.

    It appears to be a common yew that hasn't been trimmed.
     

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