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Tall hedge plants-suggestions

Hello I have an East facing wall largely in the shade of trees, about two metres wide in front of which I would like to grow something thick and tall (at least 2m) like privet. Ideally I'd like to plant a choke berry, or something that you can at least eat. Things that have died against this wall beneath the shade of the trees so far include raspberries, Chilean guavas, a blueberry etc. What might actually grow there?


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 11,162
    I would suggest a pear like Concorde which is self pollinating. A friend of mine has one and it's very prolific,  l'd say it's about 5 feet high so don't know if that would be enough. 
  • Thank you very much for this. A pear would be nice but I am looking for a thick closely woven hedge, as I am trying to screen the view over other side of the wall where there is now an ugly concrete block.
  • NollieNollie Posts: 6,759
    Are you in the UK? What is your soil PH and climate like? If blueberries and raspberries have failed it may be your soil is too alkaline.

    Can’t think of a human-edible dense and tall hedge offhand, except maybe rosa rugosa, where you can make rosehip syrup from the hips. There are plenty of options with berries the birds would enjoy. I have a tall, dense hedge of pyracantha - bird food only though! Both rosa rugosa and pyracantha are thorny, good security but need care when pruning.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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