Help with BLEs for a 100' screen
Posted by Stosh Lancaster PA z6b on 1/25/2015, 11:44 am
Hey guys I have a 100' property line in the back and I'm sick of seeing my neighbors in the winter. The property line is full of very tall, old trees, but in the winter you can see right through. I need 100' worth of evergreens, preferably broad leaf. I thought I kept a notepad file over the years of others' suggestions, but I can't find it. Did anyone else keep a list or can just fire some from memory? My line faces due west and since it's up against a tall tree line it will have morning full shade and afternoon full sun. I'm zone 6b/7a depending on which map, but I want these plants to be bulletproof, not borderline. Absolutely no protection for this line! As long as they get at least 7' high I'm interested. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Bill from MA gave me 2 good suggestions already
Nellie R. Stevens Holly and Henry Hicks Sweetbay Magnolia
and I also noted Dragoneye Pine 'Oculus-Draconis' which I know is not a broad leaf, but interesting nonetheless.
I already have an E.B. Magnolia and an Aucuba
I had a few camellias. All but one died last winter.