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NATidefan
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
I dont want anything with thorns next to the house. Pain in the arse to work around. Hence no holly


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CrawDude
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
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Ok, I saw 4-5 feet for indian hawthorne, but that may be on the high in. I like it though and may use it in front of some of the others.

Be careful with Indian Hawthorne as they are susceptible to entosporium leaf spot which can kill them over time. There are some “resistant” (not immune) varieties that you can can purchase, but I suspect you don’t want to spend time spraying these plants with fungicide.

As stated by another poster Dystilium is a nice shrub and might be a good substitute for Indian Hawthorne.
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ProudLSUMom
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Why do you want to plant something that tall around your house? I think lower growing plants look better around a house.

We bought a house that had variegated ginger that was 7 feet tall. It was in the front of a huge, expensive wood window in the dining room. It blocked all of the light going in to the house and blocked the views from the inside. We removed the ginger and replace with lower growing shrubs. It was so much better.



tigereye58
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Wax myrtle is the correct answer. Attract birds too. No blooms. Easy to maintain. They get tall if you want them to.


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91TIGER
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
What about a Little Gem Magnolia ? You can prune them and keep them really small and full. I have a few around the house and love them.



CrawDude
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
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What about a Little Gem Magnolia ?


Great plant - LSU Super Plant I have one. I see a number of them being planted nowadays on the corners of house foundations in newer construction and they look great.


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ynlvr
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Viburnum - fast growing

This works great for privacy hedge and especially backdrop for other planting. Will grow full and takes well to trimming.


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Perfect Circle
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re: What's a good evergreen shrub for around the house that isn't a holly or pine like?
Loropetalum (daruma)
Cleyera
Euonymus
Amelia (Francis Mason)
Sunshine ligustrum


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