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Planting magnolia tree a little 'high'

There are a couple of problems with your description of how you're going to plant this tree. First, no plant should be planted less than a foot (as a minimum) away from a fence or wall, so if you ...
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What privacy hedge plants create little shade?

I would choose a climbing plant. Many of them can be pruned, to that you create some holes. I think it is better to have strong sun on few places (sun moves), then translucent leaves. Maybe some ...
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How to grow climbing vines onto a trellis mounted 2 meters above ground?

It's always best to plant any vigorous vines like Distictus in the ground - putting them in pots or containers will restrict their growth, and that's not an effect you want in these circumstances. ...
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What is the best privacy hedge for the US northeast?

Leyland Cypress is a popular privacy tree on the west coast, and will also grow well on the east coast from what I have heard. It can be planted as a dense hedge, and provides year round color. They ...
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Entertaining, privacy producing, driveway bed plants

Highbush blueberries or highbush cranberries both come to mind, and also make fruit you can use in various ways. If you're up to the initial work and long-term maintenance pruning, espaliered or ...
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Can I cut the trees from the middle?

I don't recommend cutting them in half. What will happen to the birches is that they will sprout one or more headers. The conifers will do the same to a lesser degree. From here When trees are ...
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I want Arborvitae tree grow horizontally just over the fence, not starting from the ground, how to prune it?

Arborvitae trees are used to create living walls, by planting lots of them close together. They grow tall. Pruning lower branches will not make any tree grow horizontally. Pruning the growing tip ...
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How to grow climbing vines onto a trellis mounted 2 meters above ground?

Either build a support structure, or let it do it's thing. Do NOT build a temporary support for it. The main stalks can grow to 3" or greater in diameter when supported from the ground, and you'll ...
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Which hedge plants can be used for animal preventive fencing?

If you are looking for some low fence against rabbits, planting Rosa rugosa close to each other might be helpful: Rosa rugosa (rugosa rose, beach rose, Japanese rose, Ramanas rose, or letchberry) is ...
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Are these Italian Cypress salvageable?

These plants are done as far as looking nice anytime soon. I don't think it is transplant shock. It looks like they dried out and given the record breaking temperatures this seems likely. Notes for ...
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Planting magnolia tree a little 'high'

I would advise you not to plant the tree at all for now. Just repot it in a larger container, and place it on a 1m high stand. Next year, use 60cm stand, and even larger container. The following year, ...
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Entertaining, privacy producing, driveway bed plants

Well, Ecnerwal's suggestion is GORGEOUS and very very needy of a full time gardener. But this should show you there are many ideas for a 3' space to make privacy. 25' at 3' width gives you quite a ...
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Entertaining, privacy producing, driveway bed plants

I'd recommend Amelanchier lamarckii, and I chose that variety because it reliably produces good autumn colours, usually bright red, before the leaves fall. Has blossom in spring, green leaves all ...
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What is a good spacing for a double row of Arborvitae 'Emerald'?

Double row planting allows you to space a bit wider. I would space 3' and the row behind is offset so that the arborvitae of the second row are in the middle of that 3' space. The second row should ...
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What is the best privacy hedge for the US northeast?

Have you considered some of the varieties of privet? This is used extensively in the Northeast US as a hedge along property lines, especially Ligustrum ovalifolium, and grows up to 15 ft. high. It ...
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What bamboo species for a container-bound green wall?

I'm just a little south of you in the Seattle WA area, and there are tons of options when it comes to bamboo that will thrive around here. For planter use, I'd recommend a small clumping variety, ...
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improving a privacy tree barrier

Absolutely! Don't put them in the same line if you can possibly do this...make another row, offset from the first at a minimum of 2 feet, 3 feet would be better. You should have equilateral ...
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How do I make corner lot more private?

Hmmm... so since these bare trunked trees are deciduous conifers they are likely bald-cypress. This tree can go to over 100 feet tall when given room, but close planted here they will continue to do ...
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What narrow 15 foot+ tall evergreen plants grow in USDA Zone 6b?

Note that I am an amateur and have no plant experience. However, based on my research, these plants are evergreen, narrow, and would grow in USDA zone 6b. See the comments to the OP question for some ...
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Hedge planting density rationale?

This is purely marketing which speaks to the fact that people are impatient. There is no difference between planting twenty smaller shrubs or ten larger ones that ten years growth does not even out. ...
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Should I worry about planting nonnative Norway spruce in NY?

In Michigan, it’s considered naturalized and non-invasive, of high ecological value, and integral as food supply and shelter for several species of birds and mammals. Although it’s shade tolerant, it ...
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Should I worry about planting nonnative Norway spruce in NY?

I grew up with a Norway Spruce in my front yard, planted by my grandfather in the early 1940s. It's still there today - pretty tall (maybe 60-70 feet) and way too wide for a 35 foot wide lot. For ...
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Any scientific expanation on Thuja Occidentalis turning brown (dry)?

@Kevinsky provided a link in their answer to a similar question that you may find helpful - the specific link is from the Morton Arboretum and discusses seasonal needle drop. It also says that, in ...
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Fencing removal with an old beautiful rose on it

Let's take an example of a climber/rambler rose growing on a fence 8 feet high and 10 feet wide. To preserve the rose as much as possible the idea is to build a temporary structure to support the rose,...
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Continuously replacing privacy garden hedge while maintaining privacy

It would be better to remove all the Thuja, then dig the area over, incorporating humus rich material such as composted manure, good garden compost, leaf mould and the like, then allow the soil to ...
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How to create some privacy planting to hide neighbours balcony

The trouble is, because of the position of the shed, any bamboo you plant either side of the shed door isn't going to screen that balcony efficiently; if you could relocate the shed to the left hand ...
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