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I think this would be a good and fast growing screen plant for us in CT...

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nosemovie
Apr. 29th, 2013 05:56 pm (UTC)
That Laurel, I'm guessing. Makes a GREAT hedge. But you better have tons of room for it to grow, it goes NUTS:

http://media.growsonyou.com/photos/question/image/30892/main/Laurel_hedge.jpg

In England, I think it was customary to use this plant as a "fence" of sorts between properties. It's CRAZY large growing:

http://www.instahedge.com/product/laurel-hedging/

ha... this makes me think of "The Shining!" http://houselooks.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Laurel-hedging-2.jpg
dinahprincedaly
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
I guess you can't get "fast growing" without out-of-control? i guess we'd need edward scissorhands?
nosemovie
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:30 pm (UTC)
from what I've learned from people who have the stuff. You HAVE to stay ahead of it. With twice yearly pruning. If it you just LET IT GO! it becomes huge really quickly.
nosemovie
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oh and I see it's also called "hedgerow"... If there's a bustle in it, don't be alarmed. hehehehe
dinahprincedaly
Apr. 29th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
Re: This!
oh wow - thanks!!!
loralei913
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:13 pm (UTC)
I was also going to say Mountain Laurel, at least that's what I was told. It grew all over (or maybe over grew?) on some of the trails I rode on a few years ago. I had to chime in, I'm not so good with plants, and this was one I actually knew. And hey, I feel like I should know what Laurel's look like, since that is where my name is derived from (you know, way back when names MEANT something.)
dinahprincedaly
Apr. 29th, 2013 08:25 pm (UTC)
so you think we'd be getting into a battle of control if we planted this stuff... as it is we are battling some not evergreen screening stuff that is no where near as attractive tho...
multisylldogs
Apr. 30th, 2013 05:33 am (UTC)
Laurel it is. I would say that it's a case of "management". It can get quite large. But it handles severe hacking back well. My co-worker cuts their hedge back when it gets to 20 ft tall; I know that they've done it at least three times the 12 years I've known her. It's beautiful yellowish green shiny leaves make it worth it, in my book.
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