I'd consider rugosa (rose) hedging - it's attractive, grows fairly fast,
encourages wild-life and you can make wine from the rose-hips (I do!). The
only downsides are that it needs trimming fairly regularly, it drops its
leaves in winter (but the thorns stay and are still a good sight and access
blocker!) and if it gets rust or something all the leaves fall off.
Depending where you are it may keep quite a lot of winter leaf - here in
Sussex some rugosa stays greenish all year round. You can get pink, red or
yellow or mix 'em!
DonB <donb at citlink.net> wrote in message
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> Greetings, Group:
>> Can anyone suggest a source of information on plants that can be used
> as a natural fence? Specifically, I'd like to change what I can and
> can't see around my property (trying to block the view from a public
> area into my property). I'm looking for something dense and fairly
> quick growing, but hopefully something that won't overrun my property.
> At this point, my ignorance on the issue is supreme, to the point that
> I don't really know what to search for on the net.
>> Any info would be appreciated, and email responses even more so since
> I rarely visit groups like this (part of my problem, no doubt! :)