Looking for suggestions of evergreen plants to fill the gap of the elevated sunroom
Jul 7th, 2020 9:52 pm
Jul 7th, 2020 10:30 pm
Jul 7th, 2020 11:00 pm
Thanks for the suggestion. I have mugo pines in my front yard, they grow very big in diameter though. I think they can grow over 4-5 feet in diameter,
Jul 7th, 2020 11:29 pm
Some do, but there are cultivars that will grow half that size or less that grow in a compact rounded form that need no pruning. Garden centers are carrying more stock of smaller cultivars as property sizes keep getting smaller.
Jul 8th, 2020 9:47 am
Jul 8th, 2020 10:56 am
Thanks. I just googled Hicks Yews, it says they can grow to 10 feet tall. But I guess I can trim them.
Jul 9th, 2020 11:35 am
We have a single one in front of our house that we leave alone and it's only 5 feet tall after ten years. We have 5 or 6 against our front stonework and they are the same height but we've been trimming every year. The Hicks seems to grow faster and sturdier when you prune them. They have a spread of about three feet.
Jul 9th, 2020 12:04 pm
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Jul 9th, 2020 5:11 pm
By "evergreen" I thought you meant something that will keep foliage 4 seasons.
Jul 9th, 2020 5:14 pm
Jul 9th, 2020 5:47 pm
They are not even winter hardy in Ontario and most parts of Canada. Some garden centers will claim they are hardy until zone 4 but that just means it wont die. The foliage will suffer extensive winter injury and many times has to be heavily pruned back down to the ground each spring so you may have no cover at all until it grows back in mid-late summer.
Jul 10th, 2020 11:59 am