11 February 2010
Hedging: Should I Use Cherry Laurel?
So, I'm getting antsy to provide a privacy hedge between our house and the neighbors along our front driveway. The neighbors are fine, but I'm just tired of looking at their air conditioner unit.
And I'd also love to begin "walling in" my expansive suburban-style front garden. For my home, I'd like a more intimate and private feeling space, and just don't have the cajones to wall it in all Santa Fe style.
Half of the imaginary future hedge is in pretty full sun, while the other part is in shade under an oak. I don't want to have to water after establishment.
I hear that Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana) may be able to fit the bill, and I'd love to use a native if possible. Apparently, it can be a bit invasive, but could it be worse than all the baby ligustrums I'm always weeding out?
What do ya'll think in the blogosphere: For or against cherry laurel? Any better options?