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new shrub needed

Posted by lowjo1 5 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 23, 12 at 8:31

Working on tweeking front landscape. Creating new bed in front of neighbor's split rail fence. Filling in with knockout roses. Landscapcer recommended spruce in this space. I think it will grow too big. Looking for large shrub (or possibly a small tree) to put at the end of this bed. Would appreciate any suggestions!



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RE: new shrub needed

There's like a million varieties of "spruce"- what one were they wanting to use?

What sort of light does this area see?
How close will be truly be to that large tree behind it?
How large a diameter do you want it to be? How tall?
Do you want something evergreen or seasonal?

RE: new shrub needed

Are you trying to screen the neighbor's view? Maybe a tall hedge would work better than a tree; you can also use it as background to the roses. Choices I've seen/used ninebark, viburnum, lilac, Rose of Sharon.

Why are you removing the birch?

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