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Yet another retaining wall thread

Posted by freki (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 2, 10 at 9:49

Yes, I've searched. :) I can only read about 100 threads before my eyes glaze over....

My problem is that I'm on top of the retaining wall.. I need zone 5 hardy shrubs/small trees or vines/climbers that can be planted within 3-4 ft of a masonry wall, to hide the nieghbour's sheds. I don't mind the slow growing ones, I can fill in the vertical space with annual vines until they grow up. I don't want to do any digging to control invasive roots, but I don't mind having to prune a *little* above ground. The area is either full sun or part sun.

There is very little info on root systems when perusing garden sites. And the threads I read here on retaing walls were either about building them or hiding them... hiding it is my neighbour's problem ;)

On my list of candidates are:
Irish yew
box
holly
roses
honeysuckle (NOT japonica)
damson plum
fig
gooseberry

I'd appreciate any info on roots, and any other suggestions.


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  • Posted by laag z6CapeCod (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 2, 10 at 19:59

What is your wall made of?


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Masonry. Specifically Versa-Lok Standard (80 lb top pinned blocks, it's a bit of a monster) About 3 ft high. I intend for this wall to outlast me, and only the good die young.... ;)


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anyone? (bump)


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