Brenda Gousha planted Carolina laurel cherries (Prunus caroliniana) from 1-gallon pots, spacing them in a row; 2-1/2 feet apart. Where they overlap, the two hedges are planted 4 feet apart.
It worked. From other areas of the garden, the two hedges visually merge, creating an unbroken line and maintaining the larger hedge's beautiful symmetry. Gousha says walls of foliage also make the perfect outdoor room. "When my husband and I sit out here, we're just a few feet from the street. But we have complete privacy."
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