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by gasdoctor on November 06, 2004 10:45 PM

I have a north facing fence which is unsightly and is soon to have housing built behind it.

I need to cover the fence and probable add some height for privacy etc.

I need something fast growing as Im unlikely to stay in the property for more than 5 years.

Previously Ive grown lelandi as hedge but it seems frowned upon, anything else that grows as fast, as well and (as cheap)
by Jiffymouse on November 07, 2004 01:09 AM
i'm not familiar with that plant... but, hang in there, someone is sure to have a suggestion for you!
by Carly on November 07, 2004 07:38 AM
Well if that plant isn't going to do any harm - dig roots into cables or wires, or carry pesty fungus or anything like that, I'd say go ahead and put it in there.

It's your property.

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by gasdoctor on November 07, 2004 05:46 PM
I expected a barrage of anti-lelandii posts, obviously a British thang.

So far I've discovered Hornbeam, but Im not sure.
by Cricket on November 08, 2004 03:00 AM
What about laurel?
by Shani on November 08, 2004 08:06 AM
What about just building a better fence?

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by gasdoctor on November 08, 2004 04:52 PM
Good point but kinda want to grow things.

Laurel is good but I dont think it makes a nice hedge (IMO) thanks anyway
by papito on November 09, 2004 04:44 PM
Please check this link:

Fast growing bushes, shrubs & hedges

Hopefully, you will see something you like.

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by gasdoctor on November 09, 2004 10:28 PM

I think its gonna be a contest between Hornbeam and the golden lelandii.

Its a north facing fence so its gonna be shady.

I can buy the hornbeam at 4-5' tall.

Any thoughts?
by gasdoctor on November 15, 2004 03:03 PM
Another avenue may be to use evergreen climbers/vines to cover the fence.

Anyone got any recommendations on such plants to cover a north facing fence?

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