Posted by Waverly Northington on May 15, 2003 at 20:16:04:
In Reply to: Re: wall of china posted by Rosalyn Moody on April 14, 2003 at 15:48:15:
: : : : : i am considering using wall of china as a privacy hedge i live in northwest florida (zone 8) is this hedge decidious? i want my hedge to be green all year long and to be a fast grower. my soil is somewhat sandy and very well drained. watering will not be a problem nor fertilizing. my goal is a formal hedge 6 to 12 feet high do you have any suggestions?
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: : : : Hi Jon,
: : : : Never heard of a shrub called wall of china. Do you have a botanical name?
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: : : Hi We have two Wall of Chinas and want more but can not locate them anywhere. We live in eastern NC in very sandy well drained soil and ours are thriving. WE originally set them out in Halifax Co., NC where ther is red clay and poor drainage-they did nothing. I do know that I would usse them as a formal hedge, inthat ours are not as dense as I would like for that purpose. Please tell us where we can get them. We want them as shade for the house.
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: : My fiance and I just ordered a bunch of the Wall of China from Michigan Bulb. www.michiganbulb.com. The price seems reasonable, but then again, we are just starting with our landscaping. We are using it as a privacy fence between our yard and our neighbors. We live north of Albany in NY and have extremely sandy soil. I am also looking for the botanical name to see exactly what kind of plant it is. If you find out, please let me know. Thanks...Sam
: My Mom has a cutting and she is taking it around to see what she can find out. Will keep you posted. I am also going to try to root some. Rosalyn
Correct botanical name for Wall of China hedge is siberian elm (ulmus pumila). In 2002 I purchased 115 plants from Michigan Bulb. They are now 3+ feet tall from bare root plantings. Good Luck !!!