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ladyhawk    Posted 09-19-2003 at 07:32:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need some help! I want to plant some trees that keep there leaves all year. It is for a screen. They are going to be incoporated with 100 year old oak trees. Any ideas? I live in Northern Calif. So hot summers and mild winters, normal rain fall is 18 inches a year.

Maggie/Tx    Posted 09-19-2003 at 21:44:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Cedar, or juniper as most trees that folks call cedar are really juniper nowadays and any tree that is grown for a Christmas tree.

Randy    Posted 09-19-2003 at 12:02:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Agree with the holly also. White pine grows quite fast and hemlock will tolerate shade better. Here in CT we need to watch out for the deer also with the holly and hemlock.

Ummm...    Posted 09-19-2003 at 08:43:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Forgive me, but...

What are you talking about?

I am unaware of any 'trees' that hold their 'leaves' all year...Some Conifers hold their 'needles' all year, but many of them actually lose needles too (Dang Tamarac comes to mind)...

Maybe some tropical 'trees' hold all year, but danged if I know of any...Especially ones that would survive your climate...


Salmoneye, The Perplexed

I'll be darned...    Posted 09-19-2003 at 08:55:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just found this on the net...

"Some broadleaved trees in Georgia are evergreen as well: hollies, magnolias and live oaks, these trees keep their leaves for a couple of years."



Les    Posted 09-19-2003 at 09:43:41       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was gonna suggest holly. Not sure if live oak is a possibility. 18" ain't much rain.
Best thing to do is check with your county extension service or state arborist society or some suchathing as that. Pretty hard for me to recommend when I'm allaway acrost the country in a much different climate.

williamf    Posted 09-19-2003 at 11:29:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would suggest holly, too. There are a zillion varieties, most of them evergreen. American holly grows wild here in S.C., is evergreen and has lotsa red berries on the female trees. Check with nurseries around you for a variety that grows well there and gets to be the size you want.

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