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Old 05-09-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
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Default Need a fast growing visual barrier

Hey folks,

I am looking to plant something that will grow fast and act as a visual barrier from the neighbors. Stand alone roughly a hundred yards long. I average 44" of rain a year so it does not have to be drought resistant but as you all know it can get a little hot in central/south Texas. Soil tests will be performed and soil will be amended as necessary.

I just have no clue what to plant. It needs to grow fast and tall.

What would you all suggest?

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Old 05-09-2018, 01:40 PM   #2
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Red tip photinia
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:45 PM   #3
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Old 05-09-2018, 01:47 PM   #4
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My neighbors have Confederate Jasmine growing on our fence line and its taking over my side of fence now. Lucky for me my wife likes it! lol
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:01 PM   #5
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Where are you located? I would not suggest red tips for hedge or privacy. Look at Ligustrum Japonica or Viburnum Odoratism. Confederate jasmine also works well if it has a fence to support the vines. May also want to look at eleagnus if you dont care how big the hedge gets.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:03 PM   #6
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:13 PM   #7
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:19 PM   #8
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Clarify: Are you looking for vines that will cover up a transparent fence, or a tree that will provide 20+ feet of coverage?
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:21 PM   #9
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Leyland Cypress trees are what I'd go with if you're trying to totally block out your neighbors from seeing your property at all. They grow really fast (3-5 feet per year) and are basically a wall (can't see through them at all).
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:25 PM   #10
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Clarify: Are you looking for vines that will cover up a transparent fence, or a tree that will provide 20+ feet of coverage?
I am looking for a block of trees/plants to cover a hundred yards. I do not want any vines on the fences.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:26 PM   #11
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You can come dig up all the Yaupon you want from my place. In a few months it will take over everything
I have plenty of rose hedge also
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:28 PM   #12
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You can come dig up all the Yaupon you want from my place. In a few months it will take over everything
I have plenty of rose hedge also
And deer seem to hammer the stuff.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:33 PM   #13
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I am looking for a block of trees/plants to cover a hundred yards. I do not want any vines on the fences.
I'd make sure your area can support them and go with Leyland Cypress then. 20-25 feet wide, 40-50 feet tall, completely block out any and everything.
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Old 05-09-2018, 02:37 PM   #14
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Pampas grass? Gets about 10ft wide
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Old 05-09-2018, 03:05 PM   #15
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:22 PM   #16
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Bamboo grows quick...but spreads
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:26 PM   #17
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Old 05-09-2018, 04:33 PM   #18
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Russian Olive Hedge makes a heck of a barrier and at a glance is resistant to drought and disease. Can be pruned or allowed to get big and bushy. Makes a fine "wall."
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Old 05-09-2018, 08:05 PM   #19
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What ever you do donít use bamboo, that crap spreads like fire and is nearly impossible to get rid of


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Old 05-09-2018, 08:24 PM   #20
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Monterry oak trees. Just planted 8 of them for same reason.
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Old 05-09-2018, 09:13 PM   #21
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Texas Lilac. Could be bush or tree. Pampas grass. Pretty together.
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:59 PM   #22
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Oleander if you don't want the animals to graze on it all the way to the earth.

Deer will eat red tips until there is nothing left.
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Old 05-10-2018, 09:56 PM   #23
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Old 05-11-2018, 02:48 PM   #24
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I used Golden Bamboo and was very happy with it. Get the clumping variety and it does not spread, bur instead gets a ring wider each year. We have removed entire clumps with no problem.
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