|Bay Laurel recently planted|
These trees were planted too close together, so they are "wimpy"... too crowded/too much shade. If the "screening plant" could be something edible (even edible flowers) that would be even better. I'm going to plant Goji berries farther down the fence line where there is full sun... I don't think that they would do well in this area (about 60' long).
I live in Pahrump so the winters get below freezing... thanks for any suggestions that you may have!
Andrea Meckley, CH
April 4, 2014
|Bay Laurel 24 inch box after one year|
I suggest a shrub called Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) column form over a vine for this situation. This hardy evergreen is low-maintenance and you can use the bay leaves in cooking.
Don’t trim the width and when it grows to the limbs of the pine trees, top trim and it will bush out more. Not a fast grower.
An alternative plant suggestion is Vinca Vine (Vinca minor) which is an aggressive, never get rid of vine that will accept the shade and can be weaved in the chain-link fence as it grows.
So space plants depending on size of plant installed and patience level.
Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis):
Description: Upright shrub or tree
Mature size: 20 feet high x 20 feet wide
Water use: medium water user-water as a tree
Sun exposure preferred: Shade to full sun-North, east or west facing will all work
Uses: Screen, shade, leaves for cooking
|Bay Laurel in standard tree form|
Flower color and season: Spring yellow clusters sometimes