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Hey guys with spring around the corner

 

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I am starting to plan some spring projects. Behind my fence is a tree line that looses it leaves in fall. I want to add some taller bushes/trees just in front of the tree line to eventually grow and provide a natural fence. One day the field behind me will most likely be a warehouse

 

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Any suggestions? I’d say 10-15ft tall I’d like to stay at and I have about 100 feet wide in my backyard (spacing?)

 

Thanks!

 

 

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Is that still your property between the tree line and your fence?

 

Can't help you on what plant to use. What grows/survives here won't make it through winter more than likely at your place. Red Tip Photinia works great here, but does have a fungal issue sometimes that is handled by spraying. They grow fast, thick and tall.

 

Here's this to look at at:

 

https://www.instanthedge.com/fast-growing-hedges/

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blackberry bushes have thorns, and fruits in summer, they handle the freezing weather up in vancouver and europe

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Yea don’t want anything with thorns [emoji51]

Technically i think it’s the HOA property but if I drop in some small evergreen type pins would they know? I thought about right in front of the tree line. There is also a metal cattle fence running between the tree line

If you can see my flag that is where it is staked

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Kinda like this but maybe not so close
Together and only growing 10-15 feet

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Yea, emerald green arborvitae do a good job for what you are looking to do. Just have to patient with them, and make sure to prune them when they start growing.

Otherwise the snow will beat the crap out of them until they have a good "backbone".

Spacing is very helpful, too close and they will die, too far apart and it takes forever for them to fill in. They are a great bush to sculpt, very easy maintenance.  

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24 minutes ago, garagerog said:

I second the arborvitae but your HOA will know for sure they didn't get there from errand seeds blowing in.

Blame it on Johnny Arborvitae.  :D

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Yea, emerald green arborvitae do a good job for what you are looking to do. Just have to patient with them, and make sure to prune them when they start growing.
Otherwise the snow will beat the crap out of them until they have a good "backbone".
Spacing is very helpful, too close and they will die, too far apart and it takes forever for them to fill in. They are a great bush to sculpt, very easy maintenance.  


I’m not worried about it, I’ll probably put them in front of the trees anyways. There is an evergreen in the picture i posted it’s random only 1 there lol. This was all Farm land previously too

Here is a pic from the summer

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Hedge bushes. They’ll grow as high as you want and stay green.


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I’d prefer low/no maintenance also


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