From:Mineral wells, TX Region: Southwest Topic: Shade Tolerant Title: Variety of native tall plants for a screen in shady area near Ft. Worth Answered by: Nan Hampton
Hello, we live west of Ft Worth. We are looking for tall plants to form a visual screen along a chain link fence we share with a neighbor. We have post oaks there and it is very shady and the ground is sandy and sloping. Our neighbor has planted eleagnus along her side but it is only a few feet tall. The fence line is about 100 feet long and we would like a variety of native plants 6 to 10 foot tall. Can you suggest anything?
Here are a variety of native shrubs or small trees from your area that fit your criteria:
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