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neel2004 04-30-2010 10:01 PM

Need Evergreen Shrub Suggestions
 
I recently had to build a shed, and would like to place some shrubs around it so it doesn't stand out quite so much, and to mask the gap that the shed runners create.

Unfortunately, when I planned ahead for the gravel shed foundation, I did not think ahead for landscaping -- otherwise, I would have left two feet for plants to grow.



I've got about a foot on each side of the shed to plant. Right now, there is 3" or so of gravel down, but I can move some to plant whatever kind of shrub I choose.



Please suggest some sort of evergreen that would work well in this space -- I would prefer bushes that will grow into a small hedge. I'm thinking about 2 feet high will probably work best, since the shed side walls are only 6' high.
Here are some pictures that may help visualize what I'm working with:
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_qWDCsYTRaYM/S9...s144/photo.jpgFrom Help me pick shrubs
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_qWDCsYTRaYM/S9...s144/photo.jpgFrom Help me pick shrubs
I'm located in Marietta,GA, so I am in hardiness zone 7B. Due to the shed, each side probably gets sun about half of the day.



Thanks for your help ahead of time.

Con65 05-01-2010 07:11 AM

You could probably grow a two foot high hedge in the one foot of space around your shed, but I think it would look sort of funny. From your pictures you seem to have enough space to expand the planting area.

As to what you might plant, you'd do best if you went to a good local nursery for advice and a selection of plants for your area.

wseand 05-02-2010 08:30 PM

Look into Box Wood or Japanese Holly they are good hedge shrubs. But it always best to go to your local nursery. You can do a search on line for nurseries in your area they usually have good info on their sites.


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