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Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by sgallaher, Apr 21, 2003.

  1. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Hey what do you guys sugust is the best hedge or tree to use in place of a fence. My client wants to block off the neighbors but is not allowed to put up a fence. She wants something that will grow and fill in quickly (in a few years). I was thinking of Leyland Cypress. what do you sugust?

    The linear feet is about 100' - 150'

  2. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Are deer a problem???

    Leyland cypress are rather slow growing I think...also in CT I think they are a bit expensive.
  3. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,209

    The Leyland Cypress are expensive here, too. They are a nice change from arborvitae, though. What is the exposure like? Sun, shade, part shade?
  4. sgallaher

    sgallaher LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 265

    Deer should not be a big problem and the exposure is mostly sunny, a few bigger trees around for some shade but not much.
  5. NCSULandscaper

    NCSULandscaper Banned
    Messages: 1,557

    You can buy 4' leland cypress around here for $10 each. And they will grow extremely fast. That would be my #1 choice for a privacy row.
  6. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Forsythia...cheap and grows like a week.

    I have a customer that has a row of them about 9 or 10 feet high and about 200 feet long that is used as a privacy hedge. Neighbors can't see s*** into their yard at all.
  7. KenH

    KenH LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Messages: 1,622

    Only bad thing about Forsythia is they also grow very wide and require alot of trimming.

    How about non invasive bamboo.....

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