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Screening bush/tree

So there is a new extension to the school on the road opposite where I live and it means 2 classrooms will overlook our back garden so I'm going to need to grow some screening

i will be building some large wooden planters with a view to growing some Black bamboo in to help with 1 section, am a bit stuck with the next section as want to use trees/ bushes but they will be planted up against a wall which is South facing but the walls is 6 ft high so need narrow stem with bushy foliage ? 

Any ideas



  • Would Japanese tree privet work?

  • barry sbarry s Posts: 23

    As you can probably see I have a large tree down leaving a major gap in my leylandi hedge. I am considering using Laurel as it is evergreen and quick growing, would it fill your bill?

  • barry sbarry s Posts: 23

    I thought they would be too rampant

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Fargesia Rufa a clump forming bamboo makes a nice screen dense and I grow clematis through it to add some interest, needs good moisture ideally, but I have some on a dry bank next to a leyllandi hedge and it's fine.

  • HoonHoon Posts: 8

    What about an evergreen Ceanothus ? The tree form grows quite rapidly.

  • Cheers guys., the bamboo will be going into the plants to restrict the growth but free standing is where I'm looking for advice., cheers so far

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