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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Big instant evergreens Reply with quote

I have a friend who is looking for some really big evergreen shrubs for creating privacy from a new house being built next door. She is looking to plant plants about 12-15' high. She is exposed and gets some salt spray. If no suitable evergreens what do people suggest?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I shrubs I suggest the salt resistant Elaeagnus x ebbingei 'Gilt Edge', it has white flowers in Autumn, and green and yellow evergreen leaves. Also mention Golden privet (Ligustrum ovalifolium 'Aureum' ) to your friend. It has white flowers in Summer, and green and yellow semi-evergreen leaves.
Common English laurel (Prunus laurocerasus) might also be an option.

I think pics and details of most of these can be found in a sticky post in the hedging section of the website. Smile
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