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Old 18-02-2006, 09:42 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Absolute fastest Growing hedge plant for tall privacy screen????

On Sat, 18 Feb 2006 11:24:06 -0600, zxcvbob

joe wrote:
I'm looking to make a privacy screen at least 10-15 ft or taller. I
need a plant that has leaves all year (evergreen) and will grow as tall
and thick as possible in the shortest amount of time. Also, and this
is important, it needs to be able to do so in shady conditions.

I've experimented with giant thuja, several bamboos, and lorrell. Any
better suggestions?

I was gonna say bamboo, but you already mentioned that.

How about kudzu? You'll have to provide some support for it -- at least


How about not. Kudzu is a wildly invasive plant that has taken over
many native ecosystems. It is banned in many areas. Please do not
plant more of it.

For the OP, you might try yaupon holly or wax myrtle. Since you don't
give a location, these may not do well for you. Either way, yaupon
probably won't be a really fast grower, but would be respectable in
that regard (depending on variety--avoid dwarf varieties, of course).