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Tea Olive Hedge

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by bdoss123, May 3, 2008.

  1. bdoss123

    bdoss123 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 131

    I want to do a privacy hedge around 2 sides of my front yard. I am limited by overhead power lines on one side (can't exceed 15-20 ft tall).

    I live in NC - and have seen some great Tea Olive plantings around here and like the flowering and hardiness. Anything to lookout for with them?

    Would I be better off alternating another type of bush to make it look more diverse?

    Some maintenance is OK with me - as I don't plan on leaving this location for at least 3-5 years and will rent it out if I do move. The front yard privacy will be a great asset in this area.

    - BD
  2. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
    Messages: 5,407

    I like tea olives. They have a great fragrance in spring and early fall. I would not alternate single plants. You could break it up into plantings of 5 w/ another another plant choice like loropetalum, gardenia, variegated pittsporum, little gem magnolia, etc. They should all have similar growth heights as the tea olive.

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