Need an appropriate hedge or row of evergreens
Hi. We live in Johnson County and have a west-facing fence that could use a privacy hedge. The width of the area is 10 feet, and we'd like something that reaches no higher than eight foot tall. It must be deer resistant. We've considered arborvitae, but I believe deer like to eat the lower branches of that. We've also thought about American boxwood, but it's slow-growing. Any suggestions for an old (100+-years) woodland-style shade garden with just a tad of formality to it? Thank you so much! Sincerely, Laurie Cummins
Johnson County Iowa
Thank you so much for your response! As you've identified, we've got a challenging yard. It sounds like arborvitae may be the best hope, as we don't love yews.