A wall of evergreens?

Asked April 15, 2017, 12:55 PM EDT

Lots of silica sand, relatively light shade, fast growing privacy wall of evergreens needed, but Mugos Pines are slow. This is a city lot in St Paul where owner says Arborvitaes are historical devoured by deer. Is there an obvious choice?wrhoyt

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1 Response

Not really an obvious choice. A juniper would probably be a good choice but most do not get really tall and fast growing evergreens are not really very realistic. How about a combination of fencing material and plant material? You could try some vines. You could go out to the Arboretum and take a look at their hedge materials that they have planted. Here are some links to info that you can look at and determine if it would work for you. http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/choosing-landscape-evergreens/ . http://www.myohiolandscape.com/deer-resistant-plants.cfm . http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/trees-shrubs/vines-growing-a-living-screen/