Return to the Shrubs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Privacy hedge or shrub

Posted by Partsman41953 8 (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 22, 13 at 5:37


I am looking for suggestions on types of shrubs or hedges I can grow along my fence line for privacy between my house and the neighbors. The area gets between full to partial sun most of the day. I live in the Columbia, SC area and the ground area has red clay in some areas of the fence and in other areas there is a couple of inches, where our garden is, of black soil about the clay.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Privacy hedge or shrub

how long a planting ....

diversity is highly recommended ...

and how tall are you working toward???

and how big is your lot? ... how wide are you thinking ...

a picture would sure make you able to skip a couple hundred words ...


RE: Privacy hedge or shrub

I am looking for a shrub or hedge that is 5 to 6' tall. My yard is around a 1/2 acre. I am looking for a shrub or hedge that is around 12" wide...just an estimate.

I am open to suggestions. I would like something preferably that would attract hummingbirds, something with some color if possible.


RE: Privacy hedge or shrub

Wax myrtle, butterfly bush, (there is a new one out called Flutterby bush that is sterile), Pittosporum, Green giant arborvitae, any kind of cypress, juniper, (Hollywood juniper does very well in SC, try not to cut it, it's gorgeous the way it grows,) mix them up when you plant them, Sweet olive is a great privacy bush and smells heavenly in spring and fall, don't plant everything too close even though you want privacy, that way they will look better when they all grow in.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Shrubs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here