Asked on Apr 29, 2017

What are good plants to grow in planter boxes for a privacy screen?

Yvo9884734Janey B.Dana Baier
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I have a cedar hedge on the edge of my patio that serves as a privacy screen. The hedge is past its prime and needs replacing but the ground is root bound from a nearby maple. I thought a row of planter boxes with some kind of tall plantings would look nice. Looking for some economical suggestions as to what plants would be tall enough to provide a privacy screen and would do well in planter boxes.
6 answers
  • Jill Cyr Beniak
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Bamboo. But keep it in the boxes only, it is very invasive
  • Yvo9884734
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Thanks. It is also pricey and messy. Any other thoughts?
  • C. D. Scallan
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Lemongrass
  • Dana Baier
    on Apr 29, 2017

    Do you have an over hang of any kind? If so maybe you can use a gardening net or twine to encourage a climbing plant or how about metal trellis?
  • Janey B.
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Different types of grasses could do the trick. They get large and produce good privacy. And they grow easily. I would get the kind that doesnt spread though. Its very invasive if you get the kind that takes off all over the place.
  • Yvo9884734
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Thanks Janey. I will check it out.
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