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High cover in shallow soil

Hi, I need to have plants/trees that grow tall to cover the building a few feet away. However, the soil is only shallow, about 3ft deep and in a raised bed. the area is north west facing. 

Many thanks



  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 21,695

    I live in a forest in SW France with a quarry down the road and the topsoil is very shallow, less than 3 feet, yet the forest is full of oak, hornbeam, birch, wild cherry and other trees. They aren't as big as they would be in an English forest, but pretty big all the same.

    But if you have a building nearby you can't plants trees too close in case the roots cause damage. How tall do you need? Would shrubs do it? Or small trees like Amelanchier or Crab Apples?

    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,182

    Hi Jen 19. Do you mean to cover the building or just tall plants to hide the building?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
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