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Yard What would be a good privacy hedge to plant in zone

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What would be a good privacy hedge to plant in zone 9B 25~30 Have looked at Holly open for suggestion and this is in zip 93268

What I really want is a hedge four to six feet wide and eight to ten feet tall and this will be about one hundred fifty feet long. Plan to water by way of drip system
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and welcome back to Just Answer.

You might be interested in the following, if you want a flowering hedge; however, if you have pets it is not recommended as it is toxic:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1327/


Here is more about Holly:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/1909/

Thuja may be a good choice for you:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/2222/

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have had an oleander but the seeds just flooded the pool, are they all like that? Yes these do provide the type of privacy that I would like. The site that you sent me to on the Thuja did not appear to provide complete privacy from people looking in. This is for my back fence that opens into a field that the neighbor hood kids play in.

I do want something that is fast growing, low water and does not get too tall, but at least seven feet, so that at six feet with out climbing on something you can not see in. I would perfer not to have over twelve to fifteen foot tall.
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hi again, and thanks for your reply with additional information.

Also, thanks for your patience, as I was offline when you posted back. Please allow me a little time to search further for you.

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Cher
Expert:  Cher replied 5 years ago.
Hi again,

Yes, most of the Oleanders are like that with the seeds and also, with the high toxicity level of the plant, it probably would be best to stay away from it.

Grewia occidentalis might do well for you, especially if you can put up a trellis, as it does well as an espaliered plant. http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/54247/

This Ligustrum japonicum grows quite densely, for great privacy coverage
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/191618/

Also see info about this one: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/81353/

There are several good suggestions and information on privacy hedges at this site:
http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/calif/msg1021125715514.html

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