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 10/15/2020 06:40 AM
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WG

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looking for ideas for a reasonably fast growing native tree/shrub to use for a little privacy screening and wildlife attraction.

Only needs to get maybe 12 tall or so.
not sea grapes

pines?
simpsons stopper?

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 10/15/2020 10:13 AM
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scombrid

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Silver Buttonwood and Cocoplum are performing well for us. Cocoplums seem to tolerate really aggressive pruning but that cuts down on their flower and fruit production. Folks behind us dumped their lawn two years ago and have Simpson's Stopper as specimen-focal plants.

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Edited: 10/15/2020 at 10:19 AM by scombrid
 10/15/2020 08:40 PM
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surfin1980

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Green buttonwood has done that well on our yard for the past two years, since we put them in. Started with 10gal/ea, planted 5' apart. Shot up to 8' in less than one year. They are very tolerant to my unskilled attacks of the hedge trimmer! I keep the backyard ones, hedged 15' y'all by about 6' wide at the top. Front yard have a hedge of 6' tall by 4' wide. Heard recently they are related to the mangrove.
 10/17/2020 04:55 AM
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ww

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Simpson stopper wants to grow into a mini tree but can be trimmed into a bush. I've got two happy blollys, but Guaipira discolor is relatively slow growing. Cocoplum will eventually suffer serious freeze damage.
 10/17/2020 12:58 PM
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Quadro

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Clusia is tough, pretty and not messy. Full to part sun. They have multi-colored ones at Sun Harbor
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