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evergreen screen

Posted by dgibson northeast OK (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 17, 10 at 18:00

We are trying to hide three utility boxes at the back of our back yard. I want something evergreen so the boxes are blocked out (from the house and patio) all year long. Prefer ultimately around 5-10 ft tall and I need to span @ 20-25 ft long. It is fully exposed to sun all day and to wind all year. We may put in a pool soon so nothing deciduous will be considered--and no photinia please---I've tired of spraying fungicide. I have 4 dwarf maiden grass in already for summer "blockage" but need the full year screen after I've cut back the maiden grass. Considering Eleagnus amd Ternstroemia presently. Any other candidates?

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RE: evergreen screen

  • Posted by hortster 6A, southcentral KS (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 19, 10 at 21:30

How about good ol', plain ol' Manhattan euonymus? Gets 5-6' tall, evergreen in OK, a "neutral" plant that does its job. Rich, emerald green color thru the summer, yet not visually compelling, rather, just "there."

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