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Limited Space Privacy Planting

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From: Jane Rix
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Chicago, IL
I am interested in a tall, narrow shrub that could fit a small spot, approximately 3'x3', with sidewalk on each side. My husband refuses to erect a privacy fence and with our neighbors on their deck all summer long, I feel like I'm their entertainment every time I go out to garden. Can you make any suggestions?

 
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From: Jay Hayek
Extension Specialist, Forestry
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
jhayek@illinois.edu
Hi Jane:

I would consider something along the lines of a viburnum, serviceberry, plum, redbud, or dogwood.

The Morton Arboretum has an excellent "online" tree selector tool to help homeowners:

http://www.mortonarb.org/trees-plants/tree-and-plant-advice/tree-selector

Best of luck!

 
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