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Friday - June 06, 2008

From: Dallas, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Privacy Screening
Title: Shrubs for privacy screening in Dallas
Answered by: Nan Hampton

QUESTION:

We have a small yard in Dallas with a four foot chainlink fence. Our neighbor has positioned his patio furniture to face our backyard. What kind of Texas native shrubs can we plant near our fence to provide some privacy?

ANSWER:

Here are several suggestions, both evergreen and deciduous.

Evergreen:

Morella cerifera (wax myrtle)

Ilex vomitoria (yaupon)

Sabal minor (dwarf palmetto)

Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle), a vine

Deciduous:

Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry)

Cornus drummondii (roughleaf dogwood)

Frangula caroliniana (Carolina buckthorn)

Ilex decidua (possumhaw)

Lonicera albiflora (western white honeysuckle), sometimes vine-like

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus (coralberry)

Lonicera sempervirens (trumpet honeysuckle)


Morella cerifera

Ilex vomitoria

Sabal minor

Lonicera sempervirens

Callicarpa americana

Cornus drummondii

Frangula caroliniana

Ilex decidua

Lonicera albiflora

Symphoricarpos orbiculatus
 

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