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Narrow hedge options

Posted by foolforoldhouses 3 WI (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 20, 14 at 11:37

Hello! Last year I planted several skyrocket junipers for a privacy hedge. Unfortunately, they are not performing well and I think I am going to return them before my warranty is void. Many in the conifers forum have warned me not to replace with junipers. I'm looking for any other ideas for this area. The max width is 4 ft. I was thinking maybe a small viburnum like "Blue Muffin". Or, maybe vines? The fence faces south...but the lawn chairs do shade a bit. Any ideas are welcome! Thanks so much for your help with this!

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RE: Narrow hedge options

" ....they are not performing well ..." What was your expectation? I'm wondering if it was unrealistic. As far as I can see they look perfectly healthy and are growing well. Can you explain what you consider to be the problem?

RE: Narrow hedge options

You can't see from the above photo...but it appears they have tip blight...and some friends from the conifer forum said that you shouldn't plant skyrocket junipers because of the high humidity in WI. When I talked to the nursery about this choice for my hedge they didn't warn me about any of the problems. I'm disappointed to say the least...I do not want to remove them...but I also don't want to have to remove them years down the road when it will be a lot more difficult.

RE: Narrow hedge options

Here is another shot from one of the bigger trees...

RE: Narrow hedge options

Look into Juniperus virginiana 'Taylor'--but they're not cheap.

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