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Need help picking out Bushes/Shrubs that will be good for a privacy border.  RSS feed

 
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Hi, I am Wondering what kind of bushes/shrubs would make a nice Privacy border around a property edge.
My Home and land sit off the road and I do live in the country, But I still would like to put bushes and or shrubs on the fence line near the road.

I am in NY and there will be a mixture of shade and sun, there are Oak,maple,fruit and Pine trees there now. I would like something that gets at least 6 foot tall, I would like it to stay green all year long but I can work around that.

So what do you suggest, There are animals, Wild and domestic along with farm animals to consider, I could Use fencing if need be. Thanks
 
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SilverBerry is green all year round. But you can do kiwi, grape, and hazelnut. Hope this helps out a little
 
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I love my Rose of Sharon, but they are only good for privacy/shade part of the year, unless the thicket is very thick.


What is your zone?
These Jujube are hardy to zone 6:

http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Ziziphus+jujuba

Medake Bamboo might be good, but also "invasive"

Prairie Mimosa has edible seeds,grows to about 3 feet, and is a nitrigen fixer.
 
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Not sure what zone I am in, I am in eastern southern NY
 
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Hemlock? Some type of juniper, like the arborvitae?

 
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