Hey guys, wondering if i could get some good tips with a hedgerow i'm planning for a newer house. The section is a 20 yard right up close to the road at the beginning of a 100 yard drive to this house. Trying to plan a sustainable row that will not receive alot of care, with some quick growing things that will get outgrown by longer, bigger things that will establish a permanent hedgerow.
This is in NW Arkansas, zone 7. Here is a pic of the area (out close to the road. http://t.co/aLqLrd1J
What would some good varieties and species be to start looking at? Also, does anyone recommend bamboo in open areas like this, even with protective barriers around the area to keep it from spreading?
well Arkasas is not as snowy as here in Michigan but I planted varieties of evergreens along our fence and love them.
maybe jerusalem artichokes for a nearly instant hedgrow..they grow at least 8 to 10 feet tall by the second year and will always come back, esp if you harves some of them so they don't overcrowd, and they are pretty
not sure if they would be green all year in your climate or not
Bloom where you are planted.
Most running bamboo will convert that area into a closed grass forest fairly quickly. Bissetii is the shortest running bamboo at around 20 feet. You could try a shrub bamboo that is 4 to 10 feet. I am not familiar with the genera outside of Phyllostachys, but Lewis bamboo and many other sites have good descriptions. The area looks residential, what restrictions do you have if any, and how close are the neighbors?
I am considering hazelnuts/filberts as the start of a hedgerow. I've also thought about crape myrtle, osage orange, hawthorne, and various semi-dwarf fruittrees.
Rosa rugosa, for sure, and sea buckthorn. Between the rose hips, the sea buckthorn berries, and the hawthorn berries, you could have your own Vitamin C factory. Sea buckthorn is a nitrogen fixer, which, the authorities say, would promote the growth of the other plants in the hedgerow.