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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Narrow14 ft high privacy hedge around pool

Hello, new to this forum. I am looking for suggestions for the perfect solution. I have a two ft wide strip of earth between a wood fence (no below ground barrier) and our concrete pool deck. This area has no shade, southern exposure in a climate zone 7, Arbor Day hardiness zone 9. I'd like to grow a low maintenance, low mess 14 - 16ft tall privacy screen that won't damage the pool structure or lift the pool deck over time. Invasiveness into the neighbors yard is a concern also. Any thoughts on clumping bamboo in containers? Other suggestions? Thanks!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:37 PM
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Re: Narrow14 ft high privacy hedge around pool

Given the height requirement, the fact that there is no shade, and the desire to limit the potential for spreading, either Chusquea culeou or Fargesia robusta might work as clumping bamboos. Of the two, the Chusquea is a little more tolerant of direct sun. No particular need to grow them in containers, given there is a patch of bare earth you could plant directly into, but containers would work if you prefer.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Re: Narrow14 ft high privacy hedge around pool

Thanks much, I'll check those out!
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Narrow14 ft high privacy hedge around pool

Plant selection portion near front of Sunset Western Garden Book has some pages on planting near pools.
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Old January 17th, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Cool, thanks!
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