quick growing privacy shrub?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by DustyH, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. DustyH

    DustyH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    What is a good evergreen shrub to plant for privacy that will grow 10 or 12ft. I need something to block the view of my pasture in the south.
  2. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Photinia will grow very quickly and provide a thick screen. Will take 2-3 years from a gallon pot. fert regularly. Only problem is that when established they are a 3-4 time a year trimming to keep looking good.
  3. evergreenedmond

    evergreenedmond LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 310

    what he said
  4. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,501

    Forsythia grows pretty fast
  5. phototropic1

    phototropic1 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 118

    I'd have to go with Cleyera. It's absolutely the BEST evergreen screening shrub in the humid south. It looks a good bit like photinia, but doesn't have the disease problems. They don't require pruning to keep looking good, either.
  6. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Burford holly, eleagnus, nellie stevens holly, variegated or green privet, cleyera, sasanqua camellia(shade), leyland cypress(big).:waving:
  7. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    Nellie Stevens Holly. Yep that and it is way nicer than alot of the others and not near as much work.
    Good luck on your choice I'm going elk hunting.
  8. MowJoeLandscaping

    MowJoeLandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    Photinia ( Red Tip) is the fastest. Try maybe a wax myrtle?

    FATWEASEL LawnSite Senior Member
    from NC
    Messages: 326


    Wax Myrtle-fast

    Chindo Viburnum-fast

    ummm...... dum dee dum...oh yeah...

    Osmanthus Fortunei-moderate

  10. DustyH

    DustyH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    Is there a species that looks like a cedar or something similar?

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