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  • From the ground up

    Hey, I'm new to the forum but I pretty much signed up because I wanted to get some good opinions.

    I live in Southern California and have completely uprooted EVERYTHING in my front yard (back yard is next). Instead of a lawn, the previous owner bricked everything in but left a planter that wraps around to one side of the house. My current vision is to create a dense screen as an outer border.

    The sun passes over my house is such a way that it pretty much provides all day direct sun.

    I'm thinking of planting Brush Cherry as my first step and keeping it trim to about 6 feet. For color I was thinking maybe a Mexican Heather or something (still looking around; I've seen this stuff live and luck beautiful in just about any weather) toward the interior for color and diversity.

    So, any ideas? The goal is an outside screen guarding in interior garden. I can upload a picture(s) if it's OK. I think it would help.

    Thanks!

  • #2
    You can upload pictures. Another idea is to look at other homes an get ideas from there landscape plan.

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    • #3
      I've uploaded a picture of my front yard. You can see why I'm here, there's not exactly many yards similar from mine, otherwise I would scope out some ideas.
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      • #4
        I would use Thuga occidentalis... 4 feet on center

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        • #5
          I did some research on the Thuja Occidental, seems that it prefers a more Northern location... favors zones 2-7. Will it still do well in Southern California?

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          • #6
            Ok, then I would do a Ceanothus
            Dark Star California Lilac (Ceanothus x 'Dark Star') - Monrovia - Dark Star California Lilac (Ceanothus x 'Dark Star')
            Victoria California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Victoria') - Monrovia - Victoria California Lilac (Ceanothus thyrsiflorus 'Victoria')
            Ceanothus - Google Search Ceanothus - Google Search

            You can prune these to a box hedge.

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