Drought Tolerant Shade Shrub - Hedge (Southern Maryland)

meadow_lark(7)August 12, 2010

We have wooded property, and the neighbor behind us has a construction company. We are able to see his dumptrucks, bulldozers, etc. through the trees. (This is wooded acreage. Not an area for fence construction.)

I am considering planting groups of elaeagnus (both cherry and thorny varieties) across our back border, in the hope that in a couple of years - they will fill in and block the unsightly view.

I would love some recommendations of "like" shrubs, that can tolerate shade and drought. Shrubs that grow to 5 - 6 feet tall and wide, or larger. Also - reasonably common - as I will need to buy several, and I don't want to break the bank.

Thanks so much... Meadow Lark

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

every county has a soil conservation district office ...

in spring.. and sometimes in fall .. they off native ... small... stock.... for wind break purposes ...

another word for a wind break.. is a sight break ...

e.g. they sell pines in my area.. 25 for $16 .... at about one foot tall ....

so you might be able to cover a lot of ground ... for not a lot of money.. with stock that is chosen for your county ...

the lists usually offer trees.. conifers.. and shrubs ....

thats were i would start ... let us know what they suggest ....


ps: no matter what you decide to do .... go diverse .. a nice mixture of many different types of things for your project ...

    Bookmark   August 12, 2010 at 12:15PM
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