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Old 06-01-2011, 10:27 PM posted to rec.gardens
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Default Arborvitae/Fence Question?? Also....

MICHELLE H. wrote:

We are probably going to plant either the "Emerald Green" or "Dark
Green" variety of arborvitaes. The "Emeralds" say to plant 3-4 feet
apart, and the "Dark Greens" say to plant 5-6 feet apart. So is this how
far back they should be planted back from the fence??

What type of fence... conifers don't do well planted near a stockade
type fence or any light limiting structure.... arborvitae can be
planted as a fence but they won't do well planted up against a fence,
or even up against each other. If there is already a fence why do you
need shrubbery that acts as a fence?