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    Default Landscaping 'hedge' suggestions needed

    Had four big dead cedars removed today. I didn't realize how much room they took up, so now have this huge space in my 'fence'. I like my neighbors but like my privacy more.

    Any suggestions for something that will grow thick and quick to replace them? And be relatively cheap to purchase.

    It doesn't need to be tall, just provide some thick fill so I can sit on my deck without looking into their garage.

    TIA!



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    Not sure where you are, but either Leyland Cypress or maybe crepe myrtles? Both grow like weeds here (NC)


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    I'm in Southern Ontario.



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    OK, I admit it, I opened this thread thinking was going to be a euphemism for a more personal form of landscaping.


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    I did too. And I cannot express how happy I am it is about actual landscaping and actual hedges.

    What about lilacs or something like that? They get pretty big and like cold weather.
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    Oh goodness. Blush.

    Nope, nothing exciting like canoeing. Just plain old hedges.

    Sigh. I need to get out more.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HungarianHippo View Post
    OK, I admit it, I opened this thread thinking was going to be a euphemism for a more personal form of landscaping.
    I have been NOT opening this thread because I was assuming it was that kind of sensitive topic again.

    I am interested, as I am thinking about adding a tall windbreak of trees to protect the barn some from the SW winds.
    I have seen some "austrees" used for that, that grow several "feet" a year, not inches, like most regular trees.

    Anyone else heard of those?



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    Arborvitae?
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    Forsythia or burning bush (euonymus), though that's poisonous to horses if that's an issue.



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    Horses aren't an issue.

    Some great suggestions. I was pretty sad looking at the gaping hole in the 'fence' but now I'm excited about some options to put there. Thanks!



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    Privet grows quickly and is inexpensive if you purchase it in the spring when it is bare root.



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    Arborvitae (unless you have a large dear population)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I am interested, as I am thinking about adding a tall windbreak of trees to protect the barn some from the SW winds.
    I have seen some "austrees" used for that, that grow several "feet" a year, not inches, like most regular trees.

    Anyone else heard of those?
    Yes, we ordered some and planted them in Florida. They're not terribly attractive, basically some kind of willow tree. But they do grow fast if they get enough water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SMF11 View Post
    Forsythia or burning bush (euonymus), though that's poisonous to horses if that's an issue.
    Burning bush is?? Well tell that to my students horse who has eaten hers and ruined it over the last few years, it sits on the edge of one paddock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sannois View Post
    Burning bush is?? Well tell that to my students horse who has eaten hers and ruined it over the last few years, it sits on the edge of one paddock.
    Depends on how sensitive they are and how much they eat. My guys pushed down a fence to get to my neighbors burning bush on the side of his barn. The senior pony with no teeth didn't get much, the other two had loose stools, the last was poisoned. Full blown laminitis, explosive diarrhea. Poor guy, we battled laminitis off and on for 9 months and I lost him last year with his last episode.

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    Another suggestion: flowering quince. Lilacs, if a taller hedge is called for. (I've given the hedge issue some thought for my own place!)



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    Go back with cedars, Techny if you want something short or Brandon for very tall. Complete change? Preston lilacs, or even common lilac to give more height. Maybe something like Buffalo Berry - nice silvery leaves and edible fruit for you or the birds also Nanking Cherry grows pretty fast.
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    Eleagnus. Never drops it's greenish silvery leaves from season to season, grows FAST. Very nice big bushy bush. (ha ha) These are not expensive. Make sure you plant them at the correct distance apart. They grow well.

    You can prune if you choose.

    I believe burning bush leaves are poisonous. Yes, just looked and they are in large doses. These grow slow and will drop all leaves each year. Not sure i would want to compost these leaves.

    If you do not like your neighbors, tree bamboo.



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