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Evergreen Viburnums in the Landscape

12 years ago

Trying to design a pretty screen for one side of our backyard (from the neighbors)...about 75' long. Along 2 of the existing sides there are forsythia bushes that were planted before we moved in...they're fine I guess but I feel like we need something with evergreen qualities along this other side - which never had anything. Right now we have a white 4-5' fence. I was thinking about mixing some evergreen viburnums against it but don't have any experience w/them at all. I've heard that V.pragense and V.rhapidophyllum both hold their leaves during the winter but can't say I've ever seen them. Can someone tell me what they look like during the winters - if they're ratty? Are they worth it or should we not invest in broad leaf evergreens there? (The area gets a lot of sun btw) I'd appreciate any feedback (or suggestions) you can give me. Thx much!

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